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The Acadia Parish School Board has the authority to hold as many School Board meetings per month as the School Board deems necessary.  The School Board shall conduct at least one (1) regularly scheduled meeting per month on the first Monday of each month at its official domicile, the School Board office, 2402 N. Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, Louisiana, at 5:00 p.m., unless another time and place is set by resolution of the School Board passed at a regular meeting.


Special meetings may be held as the School Board determines or as occasion may require.  Special meetings may be called by the President, or in the President's absence, by the Vice-President, or by a written request of at least half the membership of the School Board.


At any regular or special meeting of the School Board, no business may be transacted which does not come within the purpose or purposes set forth in the agenda for the meeting, except upon unanimous approval of the members of the School Board present at that meeting.  The motion to add an item not on the agenda shall identify the item with reasonable specificity, including the purpose for the proposed addition to the agenda, and shall be entered into the minutes.  In keeping with state law and School Board policy, prior to any vote to add an item to the agenda, there shall be an opportunity for public comment on the motion.


The public and news media shall be informed of the dates of all regular and special meetings.  All meetings shall be open to the public except meetings that meet the criteria described in Louisiana law for being closed meetings.


Official actions or decisions shall be made only in official meetings of the School Board.  No member of the School Board or any committee of the School Board shall have the power to act in the name of the School Board outside of official School Board meetings unless so designated by a majority of the School Board duly convened.


A simple majority of School Board members present and voting may adopt any motion or any policy and/or regulation; otherwise a majority of the full membership or larger is needed when specifically required by law or School Board policy.




If the Governor has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving a geographic area within the jurisdiction of the School Board and the nature of the emergency or disaster would cause a meeting of the School Board conducted pursuant to the other provisions of the policy to be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public, then the School Board may conduct and its members may attend and participate in a meeting via electronic means provided that all of the notice and participation provisions of state law are met and minutes are recorded.




A quorum for the transaction of official business shall consist of a majority of the members of the School Board.  When a quorum of the School Board has convened and neither the President nor the Vice-President is present, the members shall elect one of their number to serve as President for that meeting.


Official meetings of the School Board may only be held when a quorum is present.


Revised:  November 3, 2008

Revised:  August 6, 2018

Revised:  November 2, 2020



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 42:12, 42:13, 42:14, 42:15, 42:16, 42:17, 42:19, 42:20, 42:24, 42:25

Board minutes, 5-6-98, 10-2-00, 11-3-08, 8-6-18, 11-2-20


Acadia Parish School Board