Jan 14, 2014 8:09 AM by Kristen Holloway

Changes in Education Laws

Changes in education laws that took effect in 2012 created unintended consequences, and school districts across the state are still trying to understand how to deal with them.

ACT 1 was an act put in place to change ten or more laws and have impact in how Louisiana school systems operate.

A workshop was held Saturday to discuss several changed aspects of education law, including teacher pay and evaluation; superintendent contracts; and transferring final approval of hiring and firing decisions from school boards to superintendents

The law has been challenged in the courts, last week, a state judge declared it unconstitutional because several topics were included on one bill. However the law remains in effect until voted on at this years session.

The significance of ACT 1 will be discussed during a public forum today. The forum begins at 6p.m. at AOC Community Media.



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