• About Us

    The Bogalusa City Schools Special Education Department offers a wide variety of programs that are designed to provide quality education, which will prepare all students to function at their highest potential. Services are provided to eligible students beginning at the pre-school level and continuing through the age of 21 years.

    Placement and services address the needs of the individual student identified through a referral process that includes a multidisciplinary evaluation. This multidisciplinary evaluation provides the foundation for the development of an individualized education program (IEP) prior to making a placement decision for participation in one or more of the special education programs.

    Programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual student and range from classes for those identified as high functioning to those needing more individualized settings. Students at all levels and settings address state benchmarks and standards of the grade level. Modifications and accommodations are used as needed to address the functioning level of the individual student.

    Programs and Services

    Click on the links located on the left side of the page to learn more about our programs and services.

    Special Education Advisory Panel

    The Bogalusa City School Board is accepting applications for membership on the newly created Special Education Advisory Council.

    This council will meet three (3) times per year to provide advice and recommendations regarding special education policies, procedures, and resources.

    The council will also engage in outreach activities to the community at large to increase the level of knowledge, support, and collaboration with respect to special education.

    Members are being sought from the following stakeholder groups:

    • Parents or legal guardians of students with disabilities enrolled in Bogalusa City Schools
    • Teachers, Principals, and Paraprofessionals employed by Bogalusa City Schools
    • Adults with disabilities
    • Self-advocates (high school students with disabilities)
    • Members of organizations serving students with disabilities
    • Employers of students with disabilities
    • School Board Members
    • School student leadership

    Members will be appointed by Mrs. Lisa Tanner, Superintendent, on or before Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Members will serve a two (2) year term.

     To apply, please pick up an application at the Bogalusa City School Board office, 1705 Sullivan Drive, Bogalusa, or print off an application below.

    BCS Special Education Advisory Panel Membership Application

     All applications must be returned to Mrs. Marie Gomez Goff, Supervisor of Special Education, no later than Wednesday, November 6, 2019.


    Seclusion and Restraint Policy

    This document provides procedures/guidance for the use, reporting, documentation and oversight of seclusion and restraint in the Bogalusa School Board following issuance of regulations by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), Louisiana Department of Education (LDE).

    These procedures specifically address the statutory requirements of La.R.S. 17:416.21 (Louisiana Act 328 of 2011) and revised Louisiana Bulletin 1706 regarding the use of seclusion and restraint as emergency safety measures to control the actions of students with exceptionalities in Louisiana’s public schools. It is understood that this procedural/guidance document is a work in progress and in no way constitutes the totality of interventions and strategies that may be used by the Bogalusa School Board and its personnel in addressing the educational needs of students with exceptionalities.

    Bogalusa City School Seclusion and Restraint Policy and Forms


    Contact Us

    Marie Gomez Goff, Ed.S.

    Director of Special Education



    Doreene Hollis

    Administrative Assistant