Agenda Item
Docket No. 23-875
Advisory Opinion request from John Scott Pousson, DeQuincy Middle School Principal, as to whether his wife may work as a substitute teacher at DeQuincy Middle School.
John Scott Pousson is the principal of DeQuincy Middle School ("DMS") in Calcasieu Parish. His wife is a substitute teacher. The substitute teacher position at DMS is not a permanent position. Mr. Pousson's wife is interested in being hired as a substitute teacher at DMS.
La. R.S. 42:1119A: No member of the immediate family of an agency head shall be employed in his agency.

La. R.S. 42:1102(2)(a)(i) defines "agency" to mean a department, office, division, agency, commission, board, committee, or other organizational unit of a governmental entity.

La. R.S. 42:1102(3) defines "agency head" to mean the chief executive or administrative officer of an agency or any member of a board or commission who exercises supervision over the agency.

La. R.S. 42:1102(13) defines "immediate family" as the term relates to a public servant to mean 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 the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Jessica Meiners
2023-875 - AO
2023-875 - Advisory Opinion Draft - Pousson