The mission of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is to provide learning environments and experiences, at all stages of human development, that are humane, just, and designed to promote excellence in order that every individual may be afforded an equal opportunity to develop to his or her full potential.
The goal of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is to make policy decisions that set the direction/destination for a public educational system that will result in improved academic achievement.
BESE has two programs: Administration Program, and the Louisiana Quality Education Support Fund Program.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) is the constitutionally created policy-making board responsible for the supervision and control of the public elementary and secondary schools, vocational-technical schools, and special schools under its jurisdiction. The board consists of eleven members, eight of whom are elected from single member districts and three appointed by the Governor from the state at large.
This agency's recommended appropriation does not include any funds for short-term debt.
This agency does not have any long-term debt for Fiscal Year 1998-1999.
This agency's recommended appropriation also includes the following amount by means of financing for payments on the unfunded accrued liability of the Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System and/or the Teachers' Retirement System in accordance with the provisions of Article X, Section 29 of the Constitution of Louisiana:
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