Unification Advisory Committee Meets to Review Second Quarterly Unification Milestones

February 22, 2017

The Unification Advisory Committee met last night, February 21st at OPSB’s central office, to review OPSB’s progress in the transition of schools back to local control.  This group meets quarterly to review OPSB’s milestones, as outlined by the Unification Plan. OPSB administration presented a report highlighting progress made since December (Power Point) (Unification Milestone Report). Progress against the plan is…

Read full article

OneApp Enrollment Deadline Is Friday, February 24th

The main round deadline is this week for parents looking to enroll their child into an Orleans Parish public school for the 2017-18 school year.  The OneApp submission deadline for next school year is Friday, February 24th. Parents are encouraged to visit EnrollNOLA for more information about the application process. Other important dates include: Main Round Results Available Week of April…

Read full article

Student Of The Year Winners And Runner-Ups Recognized By OPSB

February 17, 2017

  The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) recognized the 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year District Winners and Runners-Ups at the February 16, 2017 board meeting.  The students are honored based on their leadership, academic performance, achievements, citizenship, and service to the school and community.  One fifth, eighth, and twelfth grade student has been selected from Orleans Parish to complete at…

Read full article

OPSB extends the 2017 charter application deadline to March 6

February 15, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – (Feb. 15, 2017) – The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) announced today that it has decided to extend its deadline for charter application submissions until Monday, March 6, at noon. Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. stated, “In the past year, we have expanded our outreach efforts and partnerships in order to educate and cultivate local applicants. We…

Read full article

FirstLine Schools Board Votes to Transfer Oversight to OPSB

NEW ORLEANS – (Feb. 15, 2017) – Yesterday the FirstLine Schools Board of Directors voted to transfer oversight of its four elementary schools to local control, one year ahead of the legal mandate. The Orleans Parish School Board’s oversight of the four schools will begin in the 2017-18 school year. FirstLine Schools’ only high school, Joseph S. Clark, is not…

Read full article

Updated Statement From Superintendent Lewis And Board President John Brown Sr. Regarding OPSB School Status And Tornado Recovery

February 10, 2017

The following are statements from Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. and OPSB Board President John A. Brown Sr. following Tuesday’s severe weather event and the status and recovery efforts of Orleans Parish Schools: “I visited several schools, spoke with staff and students, and saw the damage firsthand. I want to extend my condolences and express my…

Read full article

Superintendent Statement: School Status Following Tornadoes In New Orleans

February 9, 2017

The following is a statement from Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. following Tuesday’s severe weather event and the status of Orleans Parish Schools: “On Tuesday various parts of South Louisiana were devastated by a series of multiple tornadoes. Over 250 homes and businesses in New Orleans East were damaged and at least 30 people sustained injuries….

Read full article

New Orleans Public Schools On Display At 2017 Schools Expo

February 4, 2017

Dozens of New Orleans public schools were on display as the Urban League of Greater New Orleans hosted the 2017 Schools Expo inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  The event allowed hundreds of parents and children, and the community at-large to learn about different schools, education organizations, community groups, and more.  Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr., OPSB Superintendent, attended the expo and interacted…

Read full article

Edna Karr High School Students Honored At Academic Excellence Ceremony

February 2, 2017

Edna Karr High School honored hundreds of its students at the Academic Excellence Ceremony on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  The event featured remarks from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Karr Principal Harold Clay.  The special guest speaker was Gregoire Tillery, owner of We Dat’s Chicken & Shrimp, who is also a Karr Alum (Class of 2005). Students were acknowledged for…

Read full article

Superintendent Statement: Shooting Near Edna Karr High School

February 1, 2017

The following is a statement from Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. regarding the shooting that took place near Edna Karr High School yesterday evening: “I am saddened and shaken by the shooting that occurred last night, outside of Edna Karr High School during a basketball game between Edna Karr and McDonogh 35 High School. While the…

Read full article
Translate »