The Avoyelles Parish School Board recognizes the value of attending regional and national educational meetings in order to become exposed to new ideas and developments in various areas of public school education.  Therefore, the Superintendent or designee may grant professional leave to an employee wishing to attend any educationally related conference, meeting, or convention, if such attendance is considered to be in the best interests of the school district.  The Board may pay all or any part of expenses of any personnel whom it may direct to represent it at any such professional or educational meeting or in visitation to another school system.  In all such cases, prior approval for said expenses must be given by the Superintendent/designee.


Application and notification to attend a conference or similar educational meeting shall be made in writing and approved as far in advance of the meeting as possible.  The written request shall include dates, subject to be covered, and sponsoring agency.



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 17:1186


Avoyelles Parish School Board