The Avoyelles Parish School Board may offer a summer school program for students at the elementary and secondary levels, and shall offer school remediation and retest opportunities as outlined in Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Bulletin 1566, Pupil Progression Policies and Procedures


Elementary summer schools may offer programs to enable students not meeting the promotion criteria during the regular school year to attend a state-approved summer school to remove deficiencies and be considered for promotion to the next grade or to provide additional learning opportunities.  Students attending summer school for promotional purposes shall have written consent by the principal of the last school they attended.


Students not passing the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) exam administered in the spring of each year in grades 4 and 8, are highly recommended to attend a summer school remediation program for remediation in the specific area needed and may be retested at the conclusion of the course. Summer remediation shall consist of a minimum of fifty (50) hours of instruction per subject.


Secondary summer schools may offer summer school to enable students to schedule courses to enrich their experiences, to take new subjects, and to enable students who have failed in subjects to remove deficiencies.  The administration of the summer school shall have the written permission from the principal of the students’ home school in order for high school credit to be awarded.


All students with disabilities should receive services along with regular education students in summer programs, with special supports provided as needed.


Students attending summer school session may be charged a fee.  Fees shall be set by the Board upon recommendation of the Superintendent and his/her administrative staff.




Extended School Year Program (ESYP) is the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) beyond the normal school year and at no cost to the parents of the student.  The legal basis for extending the school year for certain students with disabilities is stated in §106 of Regulations for Implementation of the Children with Exceptionalities Act, Bulletin 1706 and in court decisions relative to the 180-day rule.  These decisions have reaffirmed the federal legislative intent to ensure an appropriate education based on the student's needs and on the individually designed educational program to meet those needs.


Revised:  April, 2008

Revised:  July 2, 2013



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:24.4, 17:1941, 17:1942, 17:1943, 17:1944, 17:1945, 17:1946, 17:1947

Louisiana Handbook for School Administrators, Bulletin 741

Pupil Progession Policies and Procedures, Bulletin 1566, Louisiana Department of Education

Board minutes, 4-21-98, 2-29-00, 3-14-00, 6-3-08, 7-2-13


Avoyelles Parish School Board