Make Your Voice Heard – Join the Citywide Teacher Advisory Council

March 1, 2018

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) in collaboration with New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) is happy to announce the formation of a Citywide Teacher Advisory Council. Both organizations have made bolstering the educator talent pipeline a top priority, but it is critical that teacher voice help guide what will be a multi-faceted strategy. To that end, this council will be convened…

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Orleans Parish School Board Partners with Alumni to Reinvigorate McDonogh 35

February 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – (Feb. 7, 2018) – Today, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) requested proposals for a community driven plan to reinvigorate McDonogh 35 Senior High School. The school will remain OPEN and PUBLIC. See FAQ below for more details. “McDonogh 35 is one of New Orleans’ most remarkable schools and I am 100 percent committed to its future,”…

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Board President John A. Brown, Sr. & Vice-President Leslie Ellison Unanimously Re-Elected

January 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 25, 2018) – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Board Business meeting Wednesday evening, Jan. 24, board members voted to re-elect John A. Brown, Sr. and Leslie Ellison as board president and vice president, respectively. This will be the second term for both Brown and Ellison. “I want to congratulate Mr. Brown and Ms. Ellison…

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OPSB’s Child Search Office Offers Free Evaluations for 3-5 Year Olds

January 12, 2018

The Orleans Parish School Board’s Child Search Office is available to provide assistance to children, between 3-5 years of age, exhibiting characteristics of a learning problem, disability, and/or exceptional skills beyond their age. Evaluation and special education services available to families through the Child Search Office are free, and scheduling will occur by calling the Child Search Office at 504-304-4988…

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A Unified Path Forward: Our Vision and Goals for Public Education in New Orleans

November 28, 2017

At the Board Business Meeting on Thursday November 16, 2017 the board voted to adopt A Unified Path Forward: Our Vision and Goals for Public Education in New Orleans, which will guide the work of the unified district over the next three years, and represents a milestone of a year-long process soliciting and incorporating feedback from the community through a variety of…

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Landslide Victory – All Three School Funding Millage Renewals Pass

October 14, 2017

Taxpayers Show Confidence in New Orleans Public Schools All Three Millage Renewals Pass New Orleans – (October 14, 2017) – Following the reported victories of the three public school millage renewals (Propositions A-C), Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. issued a public message of gratitude. “I want to thank the people of New Orleans for your confidence…

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S&P Global Improves Orleans Parish School Board Credit Rating Outlook

September 21, 2017

S&P Global Improves Orleans Parish School Board Credit Rating Outlook Report raises outlook from stable to positive NEW ORLEANS — [Sept. 21, 2017] – Leading international credit rating agency S&P Global has issued a new report affirming the Orleans Parish School Board’s (OPSB) A+ rating and raising their outlook from stable to positive. The report recognized OPSB’s strong reserves and…

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Orleans Parish School Board Unanimously Approves Policy Amendments Clarifying Guidelines for Cooperating with Law Enforcement on School Property

September 14, 2017

Policies further protect the safety of students under OPSB care; clarify that investigations should not interrupt the education environment   NEW ORLEANS Sept. 14, 2017 – Today the OPSB voted to approve amendments to two policies providing additional guidance to direct-run schools in the event immigration enforcement officials seek to question a student or seek student data or records. The…

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Donate School Supplies for Hurricane Harvey Relief

September 7, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – (Sept. 7, 2017) – The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) announced a school supply drive benefiting students affected by Hurricane Harvey today. The OPSB is asking community members and local organizations to provide backpacks loaded with school supplies to enable students to return to school as quickly and as comfortably as possible.  Donations should be delivered to…

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Mahalia Jackson Elementary awarded $50,000 donation from Dollar General

September 6, 2017

Big thanks for the incredibly generous $50,000 donation from Dollar General Stores Region 46 of South Louisiana to Mahalia Jackson Elementary. The donation was presented by Dollar General officials Gary Benson-District 62 Manager, Mesa Cade, Terrica Griffin and Jamila Brown to Director to Principal Lakeysha London. Ms. Jamila Brown emphasized the importance of reading and supporting education in our community. We salute Dollar General and Mahalia…

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