The Washington Parish School Board shall prohibit Special Education equipment from being taken from the school by students or parents, including equipment checked out to the School Board by other agencies.




Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, the School Board may share equipment with another public entity without having to expend funds for such use, provided that both entities have executed a cooperative endeavor agreement for the use of the equipment.


The cooperative endeavor agreement shall set forth in reasonable detail the obligations of the parties and shall:


  1. Identify the equipment that will be shared.

  2. Explain the use of the equipment and the approximate length of time for use of the equipment by the requesting public entity.

  3. Address the responsibility for repairing or replacing the equipment when the equipment becomes inoperable for its intended use due to a mechanical or other breakdown while in the possession of the requesting public entity.

  4. Include a hold harmless provision releasing the lending public entity from expenses, damages, or losses arising from the use of the equipment.


When an emergency situation is declared and public entities need to share equipment, the provisions above requiring a cooperative agreement shall not be required, provided the public entities share the equipment in good faith relative to the emergency situation.


Recoded from ECH:  October, 2008

Revised:  January 11, 2018



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยงยง17:81, 33:4712.18

Board minutes, 3-13-86, 1-11-18


Washington Parish School Board