Fellow LaTEACH Members!
Let LaTEACH Know Your Recommendations for the Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee Meeting
We need to hear your voice!
December 29, 2014

On Wednesday, January 7th, the Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee will discuss and consider the items below regarding recommendations to implement alternative pathways for some students with disabilities to be promoted and earn high school diplomas:
  • Review Carnegie Credit Courses required for the Career Diploma - Consider Recommendations for Act 833 Eligibility Related to:
    a. Flexibility and/or Individualization of courses for credit
    b. Examples provided by IEP Teams
  • Strategies to more effectively inform parents
  • Future meeting dates 

The Act 833 Steering Committee meeting will be held January 7, 2015 in the North Dakota Room (1-155) of the Claiborne Building (1201 North Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM.


Click the links next to each meeting listed below for more information.  

  • September 3, 2014    Agenda        Summary                             
  • October 1, 2014         Agenda        Summary            
  • November 12, 2014   Agenda        Summary
  • December 10, 2014   Agenda        Summary     
  • *January 7, 2015      Agenda       *Last scheduled meeting             

*Additional meetings will be scheduled as necessary.  Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee meetings are open to the public.

Please let LaTEACH know if there is an issue you would like the Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee to consider and address related to implementation of alternative pathways for promotion and diplomas for certain students with disabilities.

Click here to
email LaTEACH your recommendations for the Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee.


If, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, you need special assistance at the meeting, please contact Robbie Gray at or 225-342-6804 (Toll Free: 800-450-8108).

Important Information
In an effort to ensure stakeholder feedback into the many changes necessary to implement Act 833, the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is convening the Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee.  The purpose of the Steering Committee is to provide guidance and recommendations related to the implementation of alternative pathways for promotion and graduation requirements of certain students (Act 833).  Recommendations will include, but not be limited to, policy changes, guidance documents, monitoring strategies and communications with the public.  These recommendations will strive to maintain high expectations for all students and enable each student the opportunity to earn a high school diploma.

Act 833 of 2014 established alternative pathways for certain students with disabilities to be able to be promoted to the next grade level and graduate from high school.  Visit for more information about Act 833.

Act 833 Leadership Steering Committee Members

Representative John Schroder,
Louisiana Legislature
Senator Dan Claitor
Louisiana Legislature
Donnica Conway
La. Developmental Disabilities Council
Alan CoulterLSU Human Development Center
April DunnAdvocate
Rebecca EllisFamilies Helping Families
Shawn FlemingLa. Developmental Disabilities Council
Liz GaryParent
Rebecca HanberryAt Large Member
Carolyn HillBoard of Elementary & Secondary Education
Sherri Houin
Sheila JacksonLa. Association of School Superintendents
Kelli JosephLa. Association of School Superintendents
Laureen MayfieldLa. Association of Sp. Ed. Administrators
Ashley McReynoldsLaTEACH
Scott M. RichardLouisiana School Boards Association
Debra SchumLa. Association of Principals
Carol TallLa. Association of Sp. Ed. Administrators
Sarah VoigtAdvocacy Center
Mauricia Ledet-WaltersFamilies Helping Families
Patsy WhiteLa. Developmental Disabilities Council
Jamie WongLa. Department of Education
Any questions?
If there are any questions about the information in this alert, contact LaTEACH at:
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Phone: 1-800-450-8108
Phone: 1-800-894-6558

LaTEACH is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.