RS 17:29     

§29.  Social workers; failing schools; applicability

A.  A full-time social worker shall be employed in each city, parish, and other local public school which has been identified as a failing school as defined by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education pursuant to policies developed and adopted by the board for implementation of the school and district accountability system.  For purposes of this Section, "social worker" shall mean any person who holds a valid professional ancillary certificate in school social work issued by the state Department of Education.

B.  The provisions of this Section shall be applicable to any city, parish, or other local public school board in any municipality having a population above three hundred thousand persons according to the latest federal decennial census.

Acts 2003, No. 384, §1, eff. June 18, 2003; Acts 2011, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 41, §1, eff. June 12, 2011.