The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is known as BESE. BESE is composed of 8 elected board members and 3 Governor appointed ones. BESE is responsible for setting policy for all PK – 12 schools (public, private, and homeschool) in the state. BESE is also responsible for overseeing the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) and the Recovery School District (RSD).
My name is Jason France. I am responsible for overseeing BESE and holding them accountable. I am the 12th BESE member.