The Richland Parish School Board shall direct the Superintendent to prepare, or cause to be prepared, an agenda for all regular School Board meetings.  Items of business may be suggested by Richland Parish School Board members, administrators or patrons of the district for inclusion on the agenda.  The agenda shall not be changed less than twenty-four (24) hours, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays, prior to the scheduled time of the meeting.


Each item on the agenda shall be listed separately and described with reasonable specificity.  Before the School Board may take any action on the agenda item, the presiding officer shall read aloud the description of the item.


Business items suggested by patrons of the district shall be submitted in writing and received in the office of the Superintendent at least forty-eight (48) hours before the meeting to ensure inclusion on the written agenda.


Items may be added to the agenda only upon unanimous approval of the members present at the meeting.  The motion to add an item not on the agenda shall identify the item with reasonable specificity, including the purpose for the proposed addition to the agenda, and shall be entered into the minutes.  In keeping with state law and School Board policy, prior to any vote to add an item to the agenda, there shall be an opportunity for public comment on the motion.  Items may be deleted or the order of business changed, only when such change is approved by two-thirds of the members present and voting.


The order of business of a regular meeting of the School Board shall be:


  1. Call to Order

  2. Invocation

  3. Pledge of Allegiance

  4. Roll Call

  5. Minutes

  6. Business

    1. Unfinished Business

    1. New Business

  1. Personnel

  2. Reports

  3. Audience with individuals or groups

  4. Adjournment


Revised:  July 11, 2000

Revised:  November 11, 2008

Revised:  January 8, 2013

Revised:  November 11, 2014



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง42:19, 42:23

Jackson v. Assumption Parish School Board, App. 1 Cir. 1995, 652 So2d 549, 1994-0901 (La. App. 1 Circ. 3/3/95)

Board minutes, 7-11-00, 11-11-08, 1-8-13, 11-11-14


Richland Parish School Board