TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 8. EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

PART I. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

 

17:1944      Local education agency;  responsibilities

 

A. Subject to the conditions and limitations of this Chapter, local education agencies as defined in R.S. 17:1942, in providing for the education of students with exceptionalities within their jurisdiction, shall have in effect policies, procedures, and programs that are consistent with state policies and procedures.

 

B. Special education and related services may be provided by local education agencies for eligible children under three years of age.

 

C. Except as otherwise specifically permitted by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, there shall be a chronological age span of not more than three years, and special education classes shall be grouped to provide for the most efficient delivery of services in accordance with the student's individualized education program.

 

D. Whenever adequate education results can best be obtained by providing cooperative special education and related services, the local education agencies shall establish and maintain such facilities and programs according to procedures established by the Department of Education with the approval of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Adjacent and nearby local education agencies shall pool their resources for this purpose.  The local education agency within whose boundaries said facility is located shall be designated as the coordinating fiscal agency.

 

E. Local education agencies shall provide whatever transportation is necessary to implement any individualized education program for a student with an exceptionality.  Transportation shall be provided in cooperative programs according to the method established in the contract between the cooperating agencies or districts and shall also be in accordance with the student's individualized education program.

Acts 2008, No. 376, ยง 1.