State Resolution

Each city or Parish school system must offer alternative education projects to any student, K-12, who chooses to refrain from performing, participating in, or observing the dissection of animals. The alternative exercises must be comparable in learning objectives as well as in time and effort investment by the student, i.e., they must not be used as a means of punishment. Students may also seek alternative examinations if the exams involve performing, participating in, or observing dissections of animals, or using them in a manner that would be harmful or destructive. Teachers of courses that use live or dead animals or animals parts are required to inform students of their rights prior to instruction. Classes and activities conducted as part of an agricultural education program are exempt. LA State Resolution (1992).