Teacher Certification Appeals Council

Name Teacher Certification Appeals Council
Contact Person Christy Bellue - Certification Director in Educator Licensure/Department of Education
Mailing Address Post Office Box 94064
1201 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone Number 225-342-9224
Fax Number 225-342-3890
Board Email Christy.Bellue@la.gov
Website https://www.louisianabelieves.com/
Legal Authority R.S. 17:8.8
Year Created 2009
Organizational Placement Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Purpose/Function The board meets as necessary, to hear appeals from applicants that have been denied teacher certification.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 9
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 4
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE)
Other (explain)  Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE)  State Agency: meals if meeting lasts through lunch
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes 1/2/2020 Past members have not taken advantage of travel reimbursement. This year, two items are affecting the projected travel reimbursement--new members traveling further for meetings; and having 5 meetings this year.

1/12/2021: In 2020, many of our meetings were held virtually, as allowed in law, due to COVID-19.

1/29/2022: In 2021, none of our members have yet taken advantage of the travel reimbursement.

1/20/2023: In 2022: none of our members took advantage of travel reimbursement.

1/16/2024: In 2023, none of our members were reimbursed for travel.
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