Troops to Teachers
WHEREAS, the Troops to Teachers Program gives veterans the opportunity to draw upon the leadership skills, knowledge, and experience they have developed in their military careers and provide positive impacts on the young people within their communities;
WHEREAS, the mission of the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is to improve Louisiana education by providing motivated, experienced, and dedicated teachers for the state’s classrooms and to help relieve teacher shortages by certifying and employing veterans and former Department of Defense and Energy employees as teachers and teachers’ aides for service in Louisiana’s public schools and, when military personnel are unavailable, qualified civilian teachers;
WHEREAS, the Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program is currently administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs pursuant to Executive Order BJ 08-06; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to reauthorize the program and appropriate for administration of the program to continue under the Department of Veterans Affairs.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Louisiana Troops to Teachers Program shall be administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
SECTION 2: This Order supersedes BJ 08-06, is effective upon signature, and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the Governor, or until terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 25th day of July, 2016.
John Bel Edwards
Secretary of State