RS 17:24.2     

§24.2.  Department of Education; teacher selection; technical assistance

The department, in connection with its program of educational accountability or otherwise, and consistent with the powers and duties of the superintendent as provided by R.S. 17:22, shall establish a program of technical assistance for local public school systems to provide them with information and assistance in developing methods for the selection of highly effective teachers.  The purpose of the program shall be to assist local school systems to develop standardized procedures and techniques to be used in screening applicants for teaching positions in order to assure employment of the best qualified teachers available.  The program shall include but not be limited to information and instruction to local school personnel in the use of techniques to achieve this purpose, including but not limited to interviews, review of resumes, testing of ability to teach and communicate and knowledge of the subject matter and any other methods found effective in achieving the purpose of the program.

Added by Acts 1977, No. 646, §1; Acts 2012, No. 788, §1, eff. June 13, 2012.