(New Orleans – November 11, 2020) – Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and LSA-R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Orleans Parish School Board will be held virtually on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM to consider levying an additional or increased millage rate for capital repairs without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rate after reassessment and rolling forward to a rate not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next year from the increased millage is $24,319,223.13 and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $1,663,689.30.
Pursuant to Executive Proclamations JBE 2020-30, 2020-33, and LSA-R.S. 42:17.1 or further executive orders or declarations of emergency, this shall serve as certification that in light of the spread of COVID-19 the Orleans Parish School Board was unable to operate due to quorum requirements in compliance with LSA-R.S. 42:19 and will be meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM. The virtual meeting will be viewable on Zoom videoconferencing. E-Public Comment Cards may be submitted prior to the start of the meeting or within 30 minutes after the meeting begins. During the meeting the meeting moderator will announce the speaker at the appropriate time. The speaker will self-identify with the “raise hand” feature at the bottom of the web page, and the meeting moderator will unmute the audio. Instructions can be found on how to make official public comment at the meeting at go.boarddocs.com/la/nops/Board.nsf/Public, located on the same page where the agenda is typically posted.
Information on joining the teleconference will be provided 24 hours in advance at https://nolapublicschools.com/community/board-info.
About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish. It includes the district’s administration and elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 76 public schools and is led by Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr.
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