School PD Requirements in Louisiana

What professional development requirements does a school in Louisiana need to meet?

According to Louisiana Revised Statutes RS 17:437.1all teachers, school counselors, and principals must participate annually in at least two hours of in-service training in suicide prevention. The training should include:

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Schools must provide a minimum of four hours of bullying prevention training for new employees who have contact with students and two hours of training each year for all school employees who have contact with students.

What are the Professional Learning Standards in Louisiana?

Strong professional development plans in Louisiana:

  • Focus on what matters most
  • Provide coherent, cohesive, ongoing professional development
  • Leverage pre-existing structures, local educators, and vendors with proven track records of
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How do I contact the LA Department of Education?

Contact the Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5243
(877) 453-2721

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Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your school and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and school PD requirements in Louisiana listed on this page are current as of May 22nd, 2023 to meet the best information available. State professional development  requirements and may change and it is your responsibility as a school administrator to know your state staff development requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or local authority.

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