Last year, the Louisiana Legislature passed HB 156 (Frieberg) – now Act 745. It was a bill brought by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) that allows the department to essentially put a tax on our state’s teachers. Teachers would have to pay the LDOE to run the same background check multiple times. The fee would apply to all current and future teachers at the time of certification or recertification, in addition to the background checks teachers already get when they become student teachers and those that the district runs when they're hired.
This is all in response to a 2019 FBI audit