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      RS 17:185.3     


§185.3.  Agricultural education; state action plan

A.  The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, upon recommendation of the state Department of Education, shall approve a state action plan for a nonmandatory comprehensive agricultural education program for kindergarten through grade twelve, inclusive, in the public schools in Louisiana.  The state action plan shall include instructional strategies, guidelines, instructional materials, and professional development activities.

B.  The instructional strategies established pursuant to this Section for kindergarten through grade six may include grade-appropriate and collaborative learning experiences through investigation and inquiry, including laboratory and site-based learning activities.

C.  The instructional strategies established pursuant to this Section for grades seven through twelve may include the elements as provided in Subsection B of this Section and the following components:

(1)  Organized classes in the study of agriculture, agriscience, and agribusiness.

(2)  Supervised program of work-based learning experiences in agricultural careers that occur outside of the classroom.

(3)  Organized program of leadership, organization, and personal development at the local level.

(4)  Learning activities that are intracurricular and may contribute to the grade of the student when such activities are integral to assisting such student in achieving an objective of a class or course.  Such intracurricular activities may include those activities associated with the FFA Organization.

Acts 2001, No. 339, §1, eff. June 7, 2001; Acts 2008, No. 815, §1.

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