State law encourages districts to integrate social-emotional learning or character education into the school curriculum.
Louisiana Administrative Code 28 CXV 2305. Ancillary Areas of Instruction
A. Each LEA may develop a character education philosophy and implementation plan consistent with its locally developed curriculum. B. Each public school student shall receive age- and grade-appropriate instruction in personal financial management based on the concept of achieving financial literacy through the teaching of personal management skills and the basic principles involved with income, money management, spending and credit, saving and investing, and the process and responsibilities, including repayment and default, of borrowing money to fund postsecondary education opportunities. Such instruction may be integrated into an existing course of study.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:282.2 Character education programs; legislative findings; clearinghouse for information
B. The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education shall provide a clearinghouse for information on nonsectarian practices in character education programs within Louisiana and across the nation in order to assist public elementary and secondary schools in improving character education. Clearinghouse information shall include information about comprehensive character education programs or curricula, which focus on the development of character traits such as honesty, fairness, and respect for self and others.