CUSTODY BY MANDATE

Updated: Jul 31, 2019

Public schools across Louisiana are now able to provide free meals to all students under the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs through Provision 2 and the Community Eligibility Option.

Community Partners:

Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program

Louisiana Department of Education

Louisiana Appleseed, in partnership with the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program and the Louisiana Department of Education, created a pamphlet to educate public schools about the use of custody affidavits, ensuring that students across Louisiana are able to enroll in school. Attorney volunteer Ian Ellis initially drafted an extensive white paper wherein he examined Louisiana law related to custody affidavits’ effect on school enrollment.


Please contact the Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Student Programs at 225-342-3488 with questions about custody affidavits and school enrollment.

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