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 LAKE CHARLES – Mrs. Kimberlee Gazzolo, superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Lake Charles, has been appointed as the nonpublic representative on the Accountability Commission of the Louisiana Board of Secondary Education (BESE).

The Accountability Commission meets regularly to study and make recommendations to the Louisiana Department of Education and BESE regarding school, district, and state accountability. In the past, the Commission has made recommendations on a wide range of pressing issues related to Louisiana ‘s teacher, leader, school and district accountability systems, such as:
•    The school and district accountability formula and star rating system
•    Policies for the transition to higher academic expectations
•    Revisions to Louisiana’s teacher evaluation system (Compass)
Meeting agendas can be accessed at Louisiana believes.com and meetings are livestreamed.

Mrs. Gazzolo also serves on the BESE Non-Public School Council, LDOE Special Education Advisory Panel (representing non-public schools) and I am on the Board of Directors for Families Helping Families Southwest Louisiana. She is a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, the mther of four and grandmother of two.

“I am honored to have been selected by BESE to represent the non-public schools in the state of Louisiana and will work to assist in making accountability recommendations that are fair and equitable for all stakeholders,” she said.

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