Louisiana Department of Education

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Louisiana Department of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:John White
FY 2012 Budget:$8.7 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Louisiana Department of Education or Louisiana Believes, is a public entity that manages all the school parishes in Louisiana. The department managed 1,574 schools and 727,594 students during the 2012-13 school year.[2]



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See also
Louisiana Superintendent of Education
List of school districts in Louisiana
Public education in Louisiana
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Louisiana Department of Education reads:[3]
Louisiana Believes is built on the premise that all children can achieve high expectations for learning and that those closest to children – parents and teachers – know better than government how to help students achieve those expectations.[4]


The current Superintendent of Education is John White.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) consists of eight elected members from the eight local districts and three members at-large appointed by the governor. Board members select a president, vice president and secretary-treasurer for a term of up to one year. The board is responsible for setting the state's educational initiatives and the education agenda.[5] The superintendent is the administrative head of the Department of Education and is elected to a four-year term.[6]

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