The Plaquemines Parish School Board shall require, in accordance with state law, the President and Superintendent, as secretary-treasurer, or any two (2) officers or persons designated by the Board, to review all expenditures and sign any and all checks issued in payment of said expenditures.  The Superintendent shall establish and maintain appropriate procedures for assuring the proper issuance of all checks.


Contracts obligating the Board or school district shall be countersigned by the President of the Board, the treasurer, and/or appropriate personnel.


The Plaquemines Parish School Board shall authorize the use of a single facsimile signature of the Superintendent or President in the signing of all School Board accounts checks under $5,000.00; checks $5,000.00 to $49,999.00 shall require one facsimile and one actual signature of either the Superintendent, President, Vice-President, or Finance Director; and, all checks $50,000.00 and over shall require two (2) actual signatures of either the Superintendent, President and/or Vice-President.




The Board authorizes principals to open bank accounts for their schools and related clubs and organizations.


The Superintendent shall be given authority to make changes on school checking accounts as each school principal or school administrator changes without the necessity of any additional resolution being adopted by the Board.  School Board personnel shall monitor the appropriateness of each checking account and shall be authorized to recommend to the Superintendent the closure of any account deemed necessary.


In the absence of a school principal, the Superintendent and/or Finance Director shall be responsible for the expenditure of school-based accounts for school-based requirements, including the authority to sign school checks as may be necessary.


Revised:  December, 1997

Revised:  March 14, 2011



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. ยง17:97

Board minutes, 3-10-97, 8-3-09, 3-14-11


Plaquemines Parish School Board