The members of the Acadia Parish School Board shall have authority only when acting as a School Board legally in session.  The School Board shall not be bound in any way by any action or statement on the part of any individual School Board member except when such statement or action is in pursuance of specific instructions from the School Board.


No School Board member, by virtue of his or her office, shall exercise any administrative responsibility with respect to the schools or as an individual command the services of any school employee.  All members with individual requests for information, reports, or studies done by office staff, shall put the request in writing to the Superintendent for staff assignment.  If the Superintendent deems the request excessive, the request shall be brought to the full School Board for consideration.


The general duties and obligations of an individual School Board member may be enumerated as follows:


    1. To become familiar with school law, regulations of the Louisiana Department of Education, School Board policies and administrative regulations and procedures;

    2. To have a general knowledge of educational philosophy, aims and objectives of the system;

    3. To work harmoniously with other Board members without trying to either dominate the School Board or neglect his/her share of the work;

    4. To vote and act in the School Board meetings impartially for the good of the whole parish school district, not just a particular school district;

    5. To accept the will of the majority vote in all cases and give wholehearted support to the resulting policy;

    6. To represent the School Board and the school system to the public in such a way as to promote both interest and support;

    7. To refer complaints to the proper school authorities and to abstain from individual counsel and action; and

    8. To act ethically in all matters at all times thereby representing the School District to the best of one's ability.


Acadia Parish School Board