Ethics Training

All Ouachita Parish School Board employees are bound by the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics.

The goals of these policies are:

  • To ensure the public confidence in the integrity of government
  • To ensure the independence and impartiality of elected officials and public employees
  • To ensure that governmental decisions and policy are made in the proper channel of the government structure
  • To ensure that public office and employment are not used for private gain

More information about the Code of Governmental Ethics can be found at the Louisiana Ethics Administration Program website.

All Ouachita Parish School Board employees are required to take one hour of training per calendar year on the Code of Governmental Ethics pursuant to LA R.S.42:1170A. Failure to comply carries fines up to $10,000 for the individual employee. As a public agency, Ouachita Parish School System is required to provide to the Louisiana Ethics Administration a complete list of our employees including all classifications (full time, part time, substitutes, student workers, etc.) along with documentation of their having completed annual Ethics Training.

Please remember to complete your training as early in the school year as possible and give your certificate to your supervisor/principal. If you have any questions or problems with the online training system, please refer to our Ethics Training Instructions or contact our Ethics Liaison, Aline Smead, at 318-432-5205 or smead@opsb.net. We may also schedule some live training sessions from time to time, however it is preferred that you complete the online training, if at all possible.

You may click the button below to access the online training system.

Louisiana Ethics Online Training Portal

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