Title 17. Education

Chapter 2. Teachers and Employees

Part II. Tenure

Subpart A. Teachers in General


17:441     Definitions


For purposes of this Subpart:


(1) “Teacher” means:


(a) Any employee of a local public school board, state special school, or a school or program administered by the special school district who holds a teacher’s certificate and whose legal employment requires such teacher’s certificate.


(b) Any school lunch supervisor employed by a local public school board who holds a special parish school lunch supervisor’s certificate issued by the state Department of Education and whose employment requires such certificate. No employee as defined in this Subparagraph hired on or after July 1, 2012, shall be eligible to acquire tenure.


(2) “Discipline” and “disciplinary action” shall include only suspension without pay, reduction in pay, or involuntary demotion or dismissal.


(3) “Written notice” is considered given when the notice is hand delivered to the teacher or on the day it is delivered to the teacher by registered mail, certified mail, or a commercial courier as defined in R.S. 13:3204(D).


Amended by Acts 1975, No. 284, § 1; Acts 2012, No. 1, § 3, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2014, No. 570, § 1, eff. June 9, 2014.