|Statement Concerning Einstein Charter Schools
The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is responsible for ensuring schools provide appropriate transportation to students, as required by board policy, state law and their charter contract.
Unfortunately, Einstein Charter Schools is refusing to provide appropriate transportation as required in its charter contract, despite OPSB’s continued efforts to compel compliance. Therefore, the district will be moving forward with revoking Einstein’s charters at Village De L’Est and at Sherwood Forest. That means OPSB is beginning the process of terminating Einstein’s authority to run those two schools for next school year (2018-2019).
Please note that nothing will change this school year (2017-2018) for families currently at Village De L’Est and Sherwood Forest. Furthermore, no additional action is required at this time for parents or guardians.
The district will continue to work in good faith with Einstein’s leadership to resolve this issue in a transparent manner, ensuring fairness for both the school and for all families. Additionally, the OPSB has made itself available to respond to any questions parents and school staff may have in the coming weeks. We will keep the community apprised of the situation as updates become available.