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      RS 17:100.5     


§100.5.  Alternative schools; establishment by local boards

A.  Parish and city school boards, with the approval of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, may establish and maintain one or more alternative schools for children whose behavior is disruptive.  Any alternative school shall be maintained and funded at the same level of support as other schools for children in the school district.  

B.  The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall develop, adopt, and implement guidelines for alternative schools which, at a minimum, shall provide for the following:

(1)  Identifying the needs of students.  

(2)  Using group and individualized courses of study.  

(3)  Providing assistance with social skills and work habits.  

(4)  Using alternative teaching methods.  

C.(1)  Teachers employed in alternative schools established pursuant to this Section shall be selected from regularly employed school teachers who volunteer.  

(2)  Eligibility for enrollment in alternative schools shall be determined from a list compiled by each city and parish school board of students with discipline problems whose behavior is disruptive.  Students selected for enrollment in the alternative schools from the eligibility list shall be selected from volunteers, provided that there shall be no racial, sexual, or ethnic discrimination in either the compilation of the eligibility list or in the operation of the school.  

D.  Each city or parish school board operating an alternative school annually shall evaluate such school.  The evaluation shall include testing of basic skills for student participants.  The process of evaluation shall also include teacher, parent, and student input from the alternative school.  

Acts 1993, No. 390, §1, eff. June 7, 1993.  

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