ACT 303 enacted by the Louisiana Legislature, provides former students who are individuals with
disabilities an opportunity to petition the Iberia Parish School System for a high school diploma if they meet the following requirements:
• The former student must be identified as having a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
• had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP},
• earned all required Carnegie Units, and
• was denied a diploma solely for failing to meet the exit examination requirements.
The deadline for the petition is December 31, 2017. Former Iberia Parish students need to call the Special Education Department at (337) 365-2343, Ext. 3125, to receive the necessary documents to apply for a diploma.