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(C) Board members; per diem and expenses. The members
of the Board of Regents, Board of Supervisors of Louisiana
State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College,
Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities, and
any other board created pursuant to this Article shall serve
without pay, but the legislature may fix the per diem and
expenses to bo paid to them.

(D) Vacancies. A vacancy occurring prior to the ex-
piration of the term shall be filled for the remainder of
the unexpired term by appointment by the governor, with the
concent of tlie Senate.

(E) Powers of the bo.ird. (1) Tlic Board of Recents

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1 shall meet with the State Hoard of elementary and Second-

2 ary ICducation at least twice a year to coordinate programs

3 of public elementary, secondary, vocational -t echnical ,

4 career, and higher education. Tlie board shall have the

5 following powers, duties, and responsibilities with respect

6 to all public institutions of higher education and

7 post-secondary vocational-technical training and career

8 education;

9 (a) To revise or eliminate any existing degree program,

10 department of instruction, division, or similar subdivision.

11 (b) To approve, disapprove, or modify any proposed

12 degree program, department of instruction, division, or

13 similar subdivision.

14 (c) To study the need for and feasibility of any new

15 institution of pos t-secondarv education, including branches

16 of institutions and conversion of two-year institutions to

17 Institutions offering longer courses of study. If the ere- .

18 ation of a new institution is proposed, or an additional "

19 management board for an institution or group of institutions

20 is proposed, or a proposal is made to transfer an existing ]

21 institution from one board to another, the board shall re- I

22 port its findings and recommendations within one year to the

23 legislature. Only after this written report has been filed,
2^ or if no report is filed within one year, the legislature

25 may take affirmative action on such a proposal by vote of

26 two-thirds of the membership of each house.

27 (d) To formulate and make timely revision of a master

28 plan for higher education and post-secondary vocational- I

29 technical training and career education. As a minimum, the

30 plan shall include a formula for the equitable distribution

31 of funds to the institutions of higlter education of the state

32 (e) To require the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana

33 State University and Agricultural a c Mechanical College,
3^ the Bo.-^rd of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities,
33 and any otlu-r hlj-.hcr education ho.ird hereafter created pursuar

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to this Article to r.ubmlt to It, iit times s|H-clflid by
It, tlicir annual budp.ct proposals for the oprrjtioii.il and
capital needs of eacli institution under the control of each,
llie Board of Rccents shall submit its recommendations on
budgets for all institutions of hipher education and post-
secondary vocational-technical training an(f career education
In the state. It shall recommend priorities for capital
construction and improvements.

(F) Powers not vested. Powers of managenent over public
Institutions of hi;;her education and post-secondary vocational-
technical training and career education not specifically vest-
ed in the Board of Regents by this Section are reserved to
the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and
Agricultural and Mechanical Colleee and to the Board of
Trustees for State Colleges and Universities as to the insti-
tutions under the control of each or to any board created
pursuant to this Article .

Section 8. Board of Trustees for State Colleges

and Universities
Section 8. (A) Creation; Powers. There is created a
body corporate known as the Board of Trustees for State
Colleges and Universities which, subject to the powers vested
in the Board of Regents by this Article, shall have:

(1) Supervision and management of all state colleges
and universities except those included under the management
of the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Board of Supervisors

of Southern University and Agricultural and Meclianical College,
and any other board hereafter created pursuant to this Article.

(2) Unless and until the legislature shall provide
otherwise, supervision and management of all public institu-
tions of vocational-technical training and career education
at post-secondary levels.

(P) Board Memberstiip; Terms. The members of the board
shall be appointed by tlie governor, with tlic conr.cnL nf llic



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Senate, for overlapping terms of >;!>: ye.irs followini' lnitl.il
terms whlrli sliall ho fixed by l.iu. Two oC the memhrrs shall
be residents of each of the conr.rcss 1 onal districts into
which the state is divided, and one member olial 1 be from tlie
state at large.

(C) Vacancies. A vacancy occurring prior to the cxpir-
ation of the term sliall be filled for the remainder of the
unexpired term by appointment bv tlic governor, with the
consent of the Senate .

Section 9. Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State

University and Agricultural and Mechanical College;

Board of Supervisors of Southern University and

Agricultural and Meclianical College
Section 9. (A) Creation; Powers. There is created
bodies corporate, known as the Board of Supervisors of
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical
College and the Board of Supervisors of Southern University
and Agricultural and Mechanical College, which subject to
the powers vested in the Board of Regents, shall supervise
and manage the institutions and statewide agricultural
and other programs administered through the Louisiana
State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
and the Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical
College system.

(B) Membership; terms. The members of each board
shall be appointed by the governor, with the consent of
the Senate, for overlapping terms of six years following
initial terms which shall be fixed by law. Each board

shall be composed of two members from each of the congressional
districts into which the state is divided, and one member
shall be from the state at large.

(C) Vacancies. A vacancy occurring prior to the ex-



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1 plraLlon of the term shnll be ril}icl for Llu' rftiuiiuUr of tliu

2 unexpl red t erni by appoi ntnicnl by llic |',ovc rnor , wi lIi the con-

3 sent of tlic Senate.

A Section 11. Boards; Dual Membership Prolilbitcd; Student

5 Membe rship Authorized

6 Section 11. (A) No person shall be clip^ble to slmultan-

7 eously serve on more tlian one board created by or pursuant

8 to this Article.

9 (B) The legislature may provide for the membership of

10 one student on the Board of Trustees for State Collcfjes and

11 Universities, one student on the Board of Supervisors of

12 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical

13 College, and one student on the Board of Supc rvisors of

lA Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

15 whose terms shall not exceed one year. No student member

16 shall be eligible to succeed himself. A student member

17 Bhall enjoy all of the privileges and rights of other board

18 members except the right to vote.

19 Section 12. Parish School Boards; Parish Superintendents

20 Section 12. (A) Parish School Boards. The legislature

21 ehall create parish school boards and shall provide for the

22 election of the members of such boards.

23 (B) Parish Superintendents. Each parish board shall

24 elect a superintendent of parish schools . The State Board

25 of Elementary and Secondary Education shall fix the qualifi-

26 cations and prescribe the duties of the parish superintendent,

27 who need not be a resident of the parish in which he serves.

28 Section 13. Recognition of Existing Boards and Systems;

29 Consolidation

30 Section 13. (A) Recognition of Boards and Systems.

31 Parish and city school board systems, in existence on the

32 effective date of this constitution, by virtue of special

33 or local legislative acts or prcviou canstitution.il pro-
3A visions, are hereby recogni7ed, subject to control by and
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1 Education and the power of the li-j^¬Ђ si j t ure to enact l.iws

2 affect In); tliem.

3 (B) Ouachita Parish and Monroe Cltv School Systems;

4 board membe rship . Only persons residing within the juris-

5 diction of the Monroe City School Board shall be eligible

6 to vote for or be members of tlie Monroe City School Board.

7 Only persons residing in that portion of Ouachita Parish

8 outside the jurisdiction of the Monroe City School Board

9 shall be eligible to vote for or be membe rs of the Ouachi ta

10 Parish School Board. Any member of either board at any

11 time not satis fying the requirements of this Paragraph

12 immediately shall vacate his position. The provisions

13 of this Paragraph shall not become operative until the
l^i election of members to the Ouachi t a Paristi School Board

15 taking office in 1977 or upon the first reapportionment

16 affecting the Ouachita Parish School Board, whichever

17 occurs earlier.

18 The provisions of this Paragraph shall be operative

19 notwithstanding anything in this constitution to the

20 contrary.

21 (B) Consolidation. Two or more school systems may be

22 consolidated under procedures enacted by tlie legislature,

23 subject to approval of a majority of the ctialified electors
2A voting in each system affected in an election called for

25 that purpose .

26 Section I'i . Appropriations; Boards

27 Section 1^. The legislature shall appropriate funds

28 for the operating and administrative expenses of the boards

29 created pursuant to this Article.

30 Sect ion 15 . Appropriat ions ; Uiglier Educati on

31 Section 15. Appropriations for the institutions of

32 higlicr education and post-second. iry vocational-toclm ical

33 training and career education sliall be made to their re-
3^ spectlvc manaj'.lng boards. The appropri at it)ns shall lie
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provided by law, 1

Section IG. Funding; Elementary and Secondary 2

Educat ion ; Apportionment 3

Section 16. (A) Tlic legislature shall appropriate funds *

to supply free school books and other materials of instruction 5

prescribed by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary 6

Education to the children of this state at the elementary and ?

secondary levels . 8

(B) The legislature shall appropriate sufficient funds 5
to insure a minimum foundation proRram of education in all 10
public elementary and secondary schools. Such funds as the H
legislature appropriates shall be eoultably allocated to the 12
parish and city school systems according to formulas adopted 13
by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and 1^
approved by the legislature prior to the time such appro- 15
prlation is made . 16

(C) The local funds for the support of elementary and 17
secondary schools shall be derived from the following sources: 18

First : Each parish school board , the parish of Orleans 19

excepted, and each municipality or nunicipal school board 20

actually operatin^i nalntaining or supporting a separate system 21

of public schools, shall levy annually an ad valorem maintenance 22

tax of five mills, or as much thereof as Is necessary, on all 23

property subject to such taxation within the parish or city, 24

respectively. 25

Second: The Orleans Parish School Board shall levy 26

annually a tax not to exceed thirteen mills



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