Persons eligible to serve as members of the School Board shall have the following minimum qualifications:


  1. A Board member shall be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

  2. A Board member shall be a resident of the election district for the preceding year (except during a year when reapportionment occurs.)

  3. A Board member shall have resided in the state for the preceding two (2) years.

  4. A Board member shall be able to read and write.

  5. A Board member shall not be serving on certain other boards specified in the Constitution of Louisiana.

  6. A Board member shall have affirmed to the prescribed oath.


It is desirable that members of the Board have a genuine interest in and devotion to public education; a willingness to give time and effort to the work; a capacity for understanding people; and the ability to work cooperatively with others.


Each Board member should recognize that he/she is a public official charged with an important responsibility.  In view of the fact that Board members are elected to their positions, each member has a responsibility to the voters who have elected him/her; however, representation should serve the best interest of the school system as a whole rather than that of a single district.



Ref:     Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VIII, Sec. 8 (a), Sec. 10 (b)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:52, 17.71.2, 17:71.3, 42:141


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