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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OPSB Welcomes Texas Educators

Hurricane Harvey has left many challenges for Texas families at this time – this includes employment.  The Orleans Parish School System has established a special application for Texas educators who may be seeking immediate employment.  To apply for a position, please access this link and search for the position “Houston Educators”.  For information about available positions, please contact the Orleans…

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD & RECOVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT REACH OUT TO FAMILIES DISPLACED BY HURRICANE HARVEY TO ENROLL SCHOOL

August 31, 2017

NEW ORLEANS  Aug. 31, 2017 – Today, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) and Recovery School District (RSD) announced that the public schools of New Orleans have opened enrollment opportunities for any students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. New Orleans educators know the difficulty of ensuring normalcy and educational continuity for children in the face of such a devastating natural disaster….

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD APPROVES NEW CONTRACT FOR SUPERINTENDENT LEWIS

August 23, 2017

New Contract will Provide Strong Stable Leadership through School Unification Process NEW ORLEANS – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) Business Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 15, the board unanimously voted to approve a new contract for current OPSB Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. The Superintendent’s new contract followed his satisfactory evaluation at the end of 2016-17 academic year. “After…

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD INVITES COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN TOWN HALL FORUMS

August 18, 2017

Superintendent To Discuss Citywide Survey; Vision For Unified School District The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) is hosting four town hall forums as part of an ongoing commitment to significant public engagement. The OPSB will share findings from March’s Citywide Survey, discuss plans for the current and upcoming school year, and invite public comment. The town hall forums are part…

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ISSUES SOLAR ECLIPSE WARNING TO SCHOOLS

August 17, 2017

District Encourages Proper Eye Protection For All Eclipse Viewings   NEW ORLEANS – (Aug. 17, 2017) –The Orleans Parish School Board is issuing a warning urging all schools to use caution if they are planning viewings of solar eclipse, which will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. As impressive as this historic event is, the OPSB urges schools wanting to have students…

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NOPD, City, School Leaders Discuss Start of School Year, Traffic Cameras

August 15, 2017

With the 2017-18 school year under way, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr., OPSB Vice President Leslie Ellison, City Council Member Nadine Ramsey – along with city and school system leaders – discussed the installation of new traffic cameras around local schools, as well as the reactivation of School Resource Officers.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwCjlPc6IIQ    

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OPSB & RSD Announce Reopening of Schools

August 12, 2017

The Orleans Parish Schools (OPSB) and Recovery School District (RSD) have announced that school campuses will be open starting Monday, August 14. In light of the city’s announcement that the Sewerage and Water Board (SWB) power turbine that was taken out of commission due to a fire has been fixed, school programs may resume as previously scheduled at all Orleans…

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