Agenda Item
Docket No. 23-723
Advisory Opinion as to whether the Code of Governmental Ethics ("Code") would prohibit Jamie Marlbrough's daughter, JuliAnne Naquin AKA JuliAnne David, from being rehired as a dance coach or a substitute teacher with the Lafourche Parish School Board, while she serves as a member of the School Board.
Jamie Marlbrough was elected to the Lafourche Parish School Board on November 8, 2022 and took office on January 1, 2023. Her daughter, JuliAnne Naquin, AKA JuliAnne David, was initially employed with the Lafourche Parish School Board on August 3, 2020, as a teacher holding a Practitioner's License. She was issued a certified teacher's license on August 25, 2023.

On May 22, 2023, Ms. Naquin resigned from her employment with the Lafourche Parish School Board. Ms. Naquin seeks to be rehired as a dance coach and/or a substitute teacher.

La. R.S. 42:1119B provides that no member of a governing authority shall be employed by the governmental entity.

La. R.S. 42:1119B(2)(a)(i) provides that any local school board may employ any member of the immediate family of any board member or of the superintendent as a classroom teacher provided that such family member is certified to teach or is temporarily authorized to teach while pursuing certification.

La. R.S. 42:1102 (11) defines "governing authority" as the body which exercises the legislative functions of a political subdivision.

La. R.S. 42:1102 (12) defines "governmental entity" as the state or any political subdivision which employs the public employee or employed the former public employee or to which the elected official is elected, as the case may be.

La. R.S.42:1102 (13) defines "immediate family" as the term relates to a public servant as his children, the spouses of his children, his brothers and their spouses, his sisters and their spouses, his parents, his spouse, and the parents of his spouse.

Adopt proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Tracy Barker
2023-723 - AO
2023-723- Response to request for additional info
2023-723 - Advisory Opinion Draft - Marlbrough