Agenda Item
Docket No. 20-718
Consent opinion regarding the employment of Brenda Ferguson with the Lincoln Parish School Board while her brother-in-law, David Wayne Ferguson, serves as a Lincoln Parish School Board member.
La. R.S. 42:1119B provides no member of the immediate family of a member of a governing authority or the chief executive of a governmental entity shall be employed by the governmental entity.
La. R.S. 42:1119B(2)(a)(i) permits the school board to employ an immediate family member of a school board member and the superintendent, provided the family member is certified to teach and teaching in a classroom.
La. R.S. 42:1119C(2) provides that the provisions of this Section shall not prohibit the continued employment of any public employee nor shall it be construed to hinder, alter, or in any way affect normal promotional advancements for such public employee where a member of public employee's immediate family becomes the agency head of such public employee's agency, provided that such public employee has been employed in the agency for a period of at least one year prior to the member of the public employee's immediate family becoming the agency head.
Adopt and publish.
Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
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