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Annual

School

Reports

Annual Reports are due to LMA each Fall, usually in September, to allow for approved schools to be notified prior to submitting their LDOE reporting. The due date will be announced to member schools via email. 

Below are links to the Report Form and to download the forms necessary to complete your report.

Annual School Report Form

Student Body Breakdown

Faculty Breakdown

 
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Reporting for

State

Accreditation

Schools seeking approval from the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) must complete the Nonpublic School Approval process. Once approved, nonpublic schools must also submit an annual report in the fall of each year.

Below are links to assist with submitting data for state approval.

 
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Pay

Your

Dues

LMA's membership year runs from

April 1 - March 31. Membership dues must be paid by April 10 of each year and are determined by the size of a school's student body.

Please complete the form below to calculate your school's dues. You may mail the form with a check or email it to the LMA Treasurer and submit your payment via PayPal.

 
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Site

 Visits

All member schools must undergo an LMA visitation at least once every five (5) years in accordance with certification standards.

In addition to the five-year cycle, a visitation must be completed upon the addition of a new program or new facility to a member school.

Visitation Guidelines:

The visitation committee will be observing your classrooms for required Montessori materials and the appropriateness of the physical environment. Your administrative files will also be assessed for required documentation. Checklists for administrative records and materials at each program level can be found starting on page 27 of the LMA Handbook

What to expect

What to prepare

  • Visitation fee of $75, made out to Louisiana Montessori Association

  • Mileage payment – You will be notified of the amount and who is payable prior to your visit.

After the visit

You will receive a letter from the visitation team detailing the assessment of your visit and indicating any necessary changes or improvements to maintain approval status. If all is in order, your next site visit will be scheduled for five years from the current school year. 

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