Louisiana Association of School Superintendents
LASS—What is LASS? LASS is the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. Presently, there are some 69 members that help build coalitions with policy makers across the state on educational issues. LASS was born following determinations by school superintendents that they could best be represented by joining together on common educational issues and not be dependent upon “others” being their voice.
It is an honor to again be associated with the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents (LASS). We are confident district superintendents will join with its leadership in growing LASS into an organization to which we all will be proud to have been affiliated and to strengthen this organization for those who will join in the future. School superintendents hold the most critical position in public education in this state and yet it often seems the least respected. TOGETHER we can change this. TOGETHER we must be willing to sacrifice our time, energy, and efforts to leave a positive legacy for our children and grandchildren. The position of superintendent provides many opportunities for many people and is always challenging. By accepting the call, superintendents have placed themselves in unique positions to shape the educational course for generations to come. For us to succeed, we must be united and consistent in our efforts. We must be willing to carry the torch, no matter the difficulty of the trail to which it may lead. Though we may not always agree, it is imperative that we have a united voice concerning issues that affect state-wide education.
Yearly Conferences designed to provide you with much needed information are scheduled as follows:
LASS Summer Conference
June 9-10, 2013
LASE/LASS Fall Joint Conference
Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge
November 17-18, 2013
Each District is encouraged to send representatives to monthly BESE and Committee Meetings to: 1) Show a presence; 2) Keep your District Superintendents informed; 3) Express your views and concerns.
We welcome any suggestions, comments, or recommendations to improve LASS and look forward to a great working relationship.
In closing, let us say, it is a distinct privilege for us to help carry your message to whomever we can to improve education in Louisiana.