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      RS 17:343     

  

§343.  Feasibility study; proposed plan of operation

A.  The school board of any school system proposing to convert to a year-round operation shall study the feasibility thereof and prepare a plan of operation and submit the results of such study and plan to the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  

B.  The feasibility study required by Subsection A shall be conducted pursuant to rules and regulations of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Such study shall take into account the following:

(1)  The present and projected enrollment of the system as a whole and for each grade actually taught.  

(2)  The extent of utilization of existing schoolhouses and other school facilities.  

(3)  The savings of future construction costs that would result from year-round operation.  

(4)  The problems of school staffing.  

(5)  The probability of public acceptance; and

(6)  Such other matters as may be required by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  

C.  The proposed plan of operation required by Subsection A shall be made pursuant to rules and regulations of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and shall show all aspects of the proposed operation and shall provide for the following:

(1)  The minimum number of days of school attendance for each pupil in each school year, pursuant to the requirements of R.S. 17:225.  

(2)  Any attendance center at which year-round operations shall be conducted, including the change of such center as the changing characteristics of the system may require.  

(3)  The basis of pupil assignments to the particular year for instruction and to attendance centers, including provisions for student transfers.

(4)  Curriculum development and organization.  

(5)  Staffing, with adequate provisions for vacations and opportunities for professional growth of certified staff and faculty members.  

(6)  Student vacation time.  

(7)  Transportation and maintenance provisions; and

(8)  Such other matters as the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education may require.  

D.  The feasibility study and the proposed plan of operation required by Subsection A shall also each contain an estimate of the total costs involved.  

Added by Acts 1975, No. 664, §1.  



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