The Iberia Parish School Board subscribes to the belief that it is charged with the responsibility to provide for the children of educable age of Iberia Parish, regardless of physical, intellectual, or social differences, or of race or creed, a full opportunity for a free and appropriate education that will enable the individual to develop to the fullest extent of his/her capacity. In the practical application of this philosophy, as briefly stated in the "seven cardinal principles of education" set forth in the 1918 Report of the Commission of Reorganization of Secondary Education of the National Education Association, as reaffirmed in the report of the 1956 White House conference on Education, the public schools of Iberia Parish shall provide opportunities to the individual, within the limits of his/her capacity to develop:
To achieve these objectives for every child, including the handicapped/exceptional child, the public schools of Iberia Parish must provide:
The Iberia Parish School Board further recognizes and accepts the responsibility to cooperate with other appropriate institutions and agencies toward enriching the lives of its students and to meet the need for a continuing growth and development of its educational system to keep pace with the economic, social and moral implications resulting from modern advances in technology and science. All programs operated by the Iberia parish School Board are available to handicapped and minority students.