17:3761      Leadership Development Center; creation; functions and duties

 A. The Leadership Development Center, hereinafter referred to as the "center", is hereby created within the Department of Education.

 B. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall have sole authority and responsibility for establishing policies governing the specific functions and duties of the center, as well as for the development and application of appropriate guidelines and procedures necessary for the oversight and review of the activities of the center. The Department of Education shall be responsible for the administration and operation of the center within the guidelines and procedures provided by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. R.S. 17:3761(C) is all new law.

 C. The center shall offer programs designed to meet the professional development needs of existing and prospective school administrators, as expressed in the comprehensive school leadership development plan pursuant to R.S. 17:3765(C). Such programs may be offered either regionally or in a centralized location as may be appropriate to the nature, numbers and physical distribution of the prospective recipients of the training.

Acts 1987, No. 198, § 1, eff. June 19, 1987; Acts 1987, No. 934, § 1, eff. July 20, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, No. 190, § 1, eff. June 26, 1989; Acts 1999, No. 406, § 1.