New ethics restrictions for Louisiana school board passes

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

At-a-Glance: The Louisiana House of Representatives voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.

The bill: Rep. Brett Geymann, R-Lake Charles, sponsored the legislation.

It would require that the state superintendent, BESE members and their immediate family members refrain from being involved with groups or organizations that have contracts with or business before the Louisiana Department of Education and BESE. This prohibition would last for up to two years after the superintendent or BESE board member had left their position.

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