The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board shall direct the Superintendent to prepare, or cause to be prepared, an agenda for all regular and special School Board meetings.  Items of business may be suggested by 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 seven (7) days before the meeting to ensure inclusion on the written agenda.  If a patron’s business item is approved for inclusion, the patron or designee must be present at the Executive Committee meeting, and if the item is approved for adoption, the patron or designee must be present at the regular meeting of the School Board for the School Board to consider the item.


At a regular meeting, items of business not on the agenda may not be suggested from the floor for discussion except upon unanimous approval of the members present at a meeting.  No business shall be transacted at any special meeting of the School Board which does not come within the purpose or purposes set forth in the agenda for the meeting, unless all members of the School Board are present at that meeting, and agree to the consideration of the ad­ditional items.  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.


Adopted:  December 7, 1976 Revised:  January 24, 2013
Revised:  October 23, 2008 Revised:  November 20, 2014
Revised:  November 17, 2011  



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§42:15, 42:19

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

Board minutes, 10-23-08, 11-17-11, 1-24-13, 11-20-14


Pointe Coupee Parish School Board