Agenda Item
Docket No. 11-1795
Advisory opinion regarding whether Holly Boffy, a newly elected member of BESE, may continue to be a paid consultant with the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Holly Boffy is a newly elected member of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Ms. Boffy also has a contract with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to serve as a paid consultant for its Educator Evaluations Program. The CCSSO is a national nonprofit membership organization. The State of Louisiana does not participate in the Educators Evaluation Program. The Louisiana Department of Education is a member and pays membership dues.

La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d) prohibits a public servant and a legal entity in which the public servant exercises control or owns an interest from receiving any thing of economic value for services rendered to or for any person during his public service unless such services are neither performed for nor compensated by any person from whom such public servant would be prohibited by Section 1115(A)(1) or (B) from receiving a gift.
La. R.S. 42:1115A(1) prohibits a public servant from soliciting or accepting, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has or is seeking to have a contractual, business or financial relationship with the public servant's agency.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.

Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2011-1795- Advisory Opinion Request
2011-1795 Draft Opinion