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The Avoyelles Parish School Board shall require that each teacher hold not less than a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be eligible for employment, whenever possible.  Each teacher, including administrative personnel, shall be required to hold a current and valid teacher's certificate issued by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) or demonstrate proficiency in meeting all requirements necessary to obtain such a certificate.


Other professional personnel shall be required to meet those qualifications necessary for the position assigned as may be determined by the Board.


As part of their work assignment, teachers, as well as all employees, shall perform duties as necessary to reasonably maintain the safety and welfare of students.  They shall at all times perform these duties in a reasonably prudent manner.  Teachers may also be required to attend or conduct such other functions or activities of their respective school as deemed appropriate by the principal within the guidelines of their job description and their job responsibilities.


A written job description shall exist for all certificated employment positions in the Avoyelles Parish School System, and shall be included in the Board's Personnel Evaluation Plan




The Avoyelles Parish School Board shall require all support personnel to have at least a high school diploma, except in instances in which no such qualified applicant is available.  Support personnel shall also possess those qualifications outlined in the job description for each position.


Title I Teacher Aides


The Avoyelles Parish School Board is committed to providing high-quality professional development that will improve teaching and learning for all children by providing an avenue for teacher aides to become licensed and certified teachers.  Therefore, the School Board shall require all Title I teacher aides to earn a minimum of three (3) credit hours of Child Development courses from an accredited college/university each year while employed by the Avoyelles Parish School Board.  Should a Title I teacher aide fail to pursue and complete one course during a given year, he/she shall be placed on probations during the next school year.  During the probationary year, the teacher aide shall be required to pursue and complete two (2) undergraduate courses from an accredited college/university; that is, one course to make up for the previous year and one for the current year's requirement.  Any teacher aide who fails to satisfy the probationary conditions of completion of the two (2) undergraduate credit courses shall be recommended for termination of employment.  Title I teacher aides who will complete retirement on or before the 2003 implementation date required by Federal statutes shall be held harmless and not be required to earn the three-hour course during each school session.


Revised:  March 2006

Approved:  October, 2006



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:413, 17:414, 17:441, 17:3884

Harrah Independent School District v. Martin, 99 S.Ct. 1062 (1979)

Board minutes, 2-17-98, 11-16-99, 10-3-06


Avoyelles Parish School Board