While the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board recognizes the potential for inappropriate behavior by students and/or adults toward the children enrolled in parish schools, it shall, to the best of its ability, take precautions and institute regulations and procedures to provide a safe and secure environment for its students in all public schools of the parish.


In its efforts to protect its students, the School Board shall require, at a minimum, the following:


  1. Background checks on all employees and volunteers who may be employed in a position to exercise supervision or disciplinary authority over students, shall include, but not be limited to:


    1. State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety and Corrections; submission of fingerprints to the Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information.

    2. County Seat/Parish Felony & Misdemeanor (Seven (7) Year; Up To 3 Counties/Parishes)

    3. Social Security Number Verification

    4. Driving Record

    5. Employment Verification (Up to Three (3) Previous Employers)

    6. Education Verification (Highest Degree)

    7. Credit Report (Employment)

    8. Sexual Offenders Screening for Registered Offenders


  1. No employee or volunteer shall be alone with a student in any classroom, office, meeting room, or other similarly enclosed area on school property unless during the full time of such interaction between the student and employee, another school employee, the student’s parent, or other authorized adult is present, or the student and employee are clearly visible by persons outside such area through either an open door or entrance, or through a window or other means that provides an unobstructed view of the student and employee.

    Interactions may be permitted between:


    1. A student and school counselor

    2. A student and a school employee during the administration of a test when the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) precludes the presence of other individuals

    3. A student and a school nurse or between a student and a school employee engaged in the performance of noncomplex health

    4. Any other interaction permitted as determined by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)


  1. Roles of employees, and especially of volunteers, in working with students shall be clearly documented.  Volunteers shall sign an agreement form stating they understand the regulations and procedures governing contact with students and agree to any criminal background checks the School Board may require.  Thorough training shall be given all employees and volunteers regarding the child abuse prevention program.


Revised:  September, 2008

Approved:  October 16, 2008

Revised:  October 21, 2021



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§14:403, 17:7, 17:81.6, 23:161, 23:162, 23:163

La. Children's Code, Art. 603, Art. 609

Board minutes, 10-16-08, 10-21-21


East Baton Rouge Parish School Board