The Washington Parish School Board shall require written minutes of all of its open meetings be kept.  Such minutes shall include:


  1. The date, time, and place of the meeting.

  2. The members of the public body recorded as either present or absent.

  3. The substance of all matters decided, and, at the request of any member, a record, by individual member, of any votes taken.

  4. Any other information that any School Board member requests be included or reflected in the minutes.


The Superintendent is charged with the responsibility to keep all minutes of the School Board in a book provided for that purpose; and within twenty (20) days after the meeting, he/she will present them to be published one (1) time in the official journal of the School Board. The acts of the School Board are attested by the signature of the President and the secretary of the School Board.  The original minutes and all records of the School Board are filed and maintained in its administrative offices as public records and shall not be moved therefrom.


The School Board shall post on its website a copy of the School Board minutes made available for publication and shall maintain a copy of those minutes on its website for at least three (3) months after the posting.  The School Board shall post the minutes on its website within ten (10) days after publication in the official journal.


The minutes shall be public records and shall be available within a reasonable time after the meeting except where such disclosures would be inconsistent with statutory provisions.




The School Board shall select a newspaper as the official journal of the School Board to publish all official minutes of School Board meetings, as well as all other legal advertising.  The official journal shall meet all qualifications as outlined in state law and any others the School Board may prescribe.


Revised:  October 7, 2010

Revised:  July 14, 2011

Revised:  December 11, 2014



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง14:132, 17:81, 17:91, 42:12, 42:13, 42:20, 42:23, 43:141, 43:144, 43:145

Board minutes, 10-7-10, 7-14-11, 12-11-14


Washington Parish School Board