BESE Special Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) must decide how to approach 1) being sued by 17 legislators; 2) being supported in a pro-Common Core (CCSS) lawsuit filed chiefly by charter school supporters and backed by “choice” money but wanting to enforce CC as the single “choice” for Louisiana schools, and 3) whether to sue in outright defiance of the Division of Administration’s (DOA) refusal to approve or to “sue for the right to sue” given Governor Bobby Jindal’s, the Office of Contractual Renewal’s (OCR) and DOA’s auditing and limiting BESE/LDOE assessment contracts and funding.
(I know. Confusing. Take a deep breath then reread what I wrote above.)
Thus, BESE President Chas Roemer has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Claiborne Building in Baton Rouge.
The agenda addresses four items, three of which hinge upon suing or being sued.
The agenda also includes a charter school approval item:
3. Items for Consideration
3.1. Consideration of Louisiana State Representatives, James
Armes, et al., v. State of Louisiana, et al., 19th Judicial District
Court, Docket No. 632,150, Section 22
3.2. Consideration of Navis Hill, et al., v. Louisiana State
Governor, et al., 19th Judicial District Court, Docket No.
621,170, Section 27
3.3. Consideration of a discussion regarding additional options
related to Executive Order No. BJ 2014-7
3.4. Consideration of the Type 2 charter for Milestone SABIS
Academy of New Orleans previously approved for renewal in
Let the lawsuits (and associated subpoenas) fly!
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