Terrebonne Parish School Board lays down rules and procedures for the governance of district schools and operates finance, insurance and lands committee. It administers and governs elementary, middle and high schools of the Terrebonne Parish School District. Located in Houma, La., the board also conducts meetings for laying down educational policies and curriculum that includes English, language arts, mathematics, science and social studies for district schools. It also helps in the collection of state grants and financial aid for the development of district schools infrastructure. Additionally, it is responsible for recruitment and hiring of teachers and support staff, and approval of contract renewals, retirements, resignations and terminations. Terrebonne Parish School Board also approves the list of holidays and staff leaves rules. It additionally entertains requests to allow higher category staff, such as principals of district s schools to attend conferences on advanced educational programs.