Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Name Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Contact Person Ms. Heather Cope - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
Phone Number 225-342-5840
Fax Number 225-342-5843
Board Email SBESE@LA.GOV
Website www.louisianaschools.net/bese
Legal Authority Louisiana Constitution Article VIII Section 3
Year Created 1974
Organizational Placement Board of Elementary and Secondary Education - Louisiana Revised Statutes 36:642
Purpose/Function The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall provide leadership and create policies for education that expand opportunities for children, empower families and communities, and advance Louisiana in an increasingly competitive global market.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 11
Number Currently Serving: 11
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 9
Estimated number in current year: 10
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $149      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $40230
  Current year budgeted: $50000
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $36554
  Current year budgeted: $44707
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 2
Unclassified: 10
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Other (explain)  Administrative Support  State Agency: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name: Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
  Budget Schedule Number: 19-666
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