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21 September 2023
Press Releases
(New Orleans – September 21, 2023) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to announce the district's Strategic Plan of Action titled, NOLA-PS Evolve, was unanimously approved by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). "This plan memorializes the ...
13 September 2023
Press Releases
(New Orleans – September 13, 2023) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is delighted to introduce the Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow! Attendance Month Contest in observance of September being Attendance Awareness Month. Our thrilling competition aims to f...
28 August 2023
Press Releases
Community meetings announced. (New Orleans – August 28, 2023) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is in the process of reimagining its strategic plan of action, NOLA-PS Evolve. At the July OPSB Business Meeting, NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams s...
09 August 2023
Press Releases
(New Orleans – August 9, 2023) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) took a significant step towards promoting emotional well-being with the launch of "The Mental Minute" campaign, a vital initiative developed under the umbrella of NOLA CAREs (CAREs - Comm...
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School Facilities Preservation Millage

The 10-year School Facilities Preservation Millage to help maintain public school buildings will expire in 2024.

A renewal is needed to maintain major systems including HVAC systems, roof repairs, and window replacements.


To learn more, click here.

NOLA-PS Evolve

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to share the unanimous approval of its new five-year Strategic Plan of Action, NOLA-PS Evolve, by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). This transformative plan focuses on educational excellence, emphasizing Equity, Achievement, Transparency, Efficiency, and Transformation. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams invites the community to participate in shaping the future of education.


NOLA-PS Evolve builds on the existing strategic plan, with key commitments, including Effective and Connected Communications, High-Quality Schools, Students, Staff, and Community Wellbeing, and Operational Excellence. Initiatives like the "Portrait of a Graduate," NOLA-PS CAREs program, and mental health promotion are central. The plan prioritizes responsiveness to changing needs and values community engagement for alignment with stakeholders' needs. Your involvement is appreciated as we work together to enhance education.


To learn more, please click here or the NOLA-PS Evolve picture on the left.

NAEHCY Runs NOLA 5K Run/Walk

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children & Youth’s (NAEHCY) is hosting its upcoming 5K Run/Walk Sunday, November 12th at 7 AM. We welcome you to join us for the race! It's an excellent opportunity to participate in wellness, and all proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the NAEHCY Scholarship Fund. The fund is designed to provide financial support and help ensure success in higher education and/or professional development opportunities for youth who have experienced homelessness.


Your participation and support will be greatly appreciated and contribute to the success of this event. To sign-up for the race, click here.

Joyful Educator Collaborative

Kick back, relax, and unwind with your fellow educators! This is an event you don't want to miss! The Joyful Educator Collaborative is designed to give teachers a space to develop community, provide support for one another, collaborate, and connect with their own JOY! Join us for an evening of food, community, and good times. All NOLA Public School teachers are welcome to attend our first convening on September 26th at Junior Achievement in New Orleans at 5:30 PM. Use this linkto RSVP today! Let us know you're coming! RSVP by September 22nd. 

Support the Joyful Educator Collaborative! Partner with NOLA-PS to be a sponsor for one of the monthly connections we hold for our devoted educators across the city. Please contact Julieanne Lund for more information at

Mental Minute Campaign

NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is committed to improving the quality of life for all students, parents, educators, faculty, and administrative leadership. The mental health and well-being of our community is a top priority and a central element of the Mental Minute campaign. We want to bring this initiative to all our schools, so please use this link to download the Mental Minute toolkit. It includes social media posts, graphics, and posters you can share with our scholars and community that discuss the importance of positive mental health.

We're Listening - Submit Feedback

Click Here to access the form

2023-2024 NOLA-PS Covid Guidance

Click Here to access the COVID Guidance

Portrait Of A Graduate

Click Here To Access The Portrait Of A Graduate Webpage

Stay Tuned!!!

ThriveKids and NOLA-PS Mental Health Initiative

This partnership aims to address the mental and physical well-being of children and improve academic outcomes. The collaboration received $10 million in funding from the City of New Orleans and New Orleans Health Department.​ Read more here.


School Faciilities Master Plan

Let's celebrate! 15 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated our school buildings, we are excited to announce and celebrate the completion of the School Facilities Master Plan (SFMP)!  A total of 89 public school buildings in New Orleans have come to life thanks to the implementation of the SFMP. NOLA-PS in collaboration with the Recovery School District will hold a celebration event Thursday, May 11, 2023, in the newly renovated Dr. Alice Geoffray High School (1331 Kerlerec St., NOLA, 70116). 

For more information on the School Facilities Master Plan and pictures, click here.

Schools Facilities Master Plan History Video



NOLA-PS CAREs is our Community Access to Resources and Equity designed to prioritize mental health, literacy, social justice, workforce development, and trauma informed practices. 

We invite you to visit this page periodically for more updates about NOLA-PS CAREs.  Read More

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Ask Listen Learn Campaign

Ask, Listen, Learn is a free, fully digital, turnkey underage drinking prevention program for kids ages 9-13, their educators, and families. It is aligned to Common Core, Next Generation Science, and National Health Education standards. The program contains eight modules – seven focused on alcohol and the developing brain and one focused on cannabis and the developing brain – that are neuroscience-focused animation videos with accompanying lesson plans, classroom activities, and resources for both educators and parents. New Orleans-based artist and activist Brandan ‘BMike’ Odums has created art for the lesson plans and program that reflect New Orleans youth and culture. Click here to learn more about these resources and materials.


Inspiration Station

Voices of Future Leaders Podcast - Featuring Big Freedia & Walter L. Cohen Scholars

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2401 Westbend Parkway
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Phone: 504-304-5612

Phone: 504-304-3520

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