Agenda Item
Docket No. 24-137
Advisory Opinion Request from Mary Jacob, as to actions taken by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education ("BESE") with respect to the Special Education Advisory Panel ("SEAP").
SEAP is an advisory board under the jurisdiction of the Louisiana Department of Education, pursuant to state and federal law. BESE informed members of SEAP via email on February 24, 2024 that they may be removed from their positions on SEAP.
Rule 601 of the Rules for the Louisiana Board of Ethics provides that the Board shall receive requests for advisory opinions filed with it by "affect persons." Further, Rule 601 provides that the Board may decline to render an opinion with regard to any such request. Rule 101.B defines "affected person" to mean any person or governmental agency, or the authorized representative of such persons or agency with a demonstrable and objective interest in the Board's interpretation, construction, and application of any law within the Board's jurisdiction. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99;; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
Decline to render opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Charles Reeves
2024-137 - AO
2024-137 - Advisory Opinion Draft - Jacob