The Richland 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 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 other 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 every employment position in the Richland Parish School System.  Before any new position is established, the Superintendent shall present for the Board's approval a job description for the position which specifies the qualifications and responsibilities for the position.



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

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


Richland Parish School Board