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January Board Recap

NEW ORLEANS – (Jan. 17, 2019) – At the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) board business meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, the OPSB re-elected John A. Brown, Jr. to serve as school board president and Leslie Ellison to serve as school board vice-president. The New Orleans Children and Youth Planning Board presented their findings and strategies to address childhood trauma in New Orleans public schools and the newly appointed Student Advisory council was introduced. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Henderson Lewis introduced new members of the 2019 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The Board also recognized 27 schools that received A/B growth.

OPSB elects new board president and vice-president

The OPSB re-elected John A. Brown, Jr. to serve as a president and Leslie Ellison to serve as vice-president for a one-year term, beginning this month. The president and vice-president received the votes of a majority of the board.

OPSB amends the student dress code policy to allow bullet-resistant backpacks

This amendment provides for an exception to the general prohibition against the use of the body armor in school to allow students to carry bullet-resistant backpacks. Additionally, the amendment revised the Parent Bill of Rights, which mandates schools notify parents of uniform specifications and its effective date change.

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OPSB Millage FAQ

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, the Orleans Parish School Board will consider the impact of increased property assessments in the city and decide whether to roll millages forward to meet financial needs. There will be a public hearing at 3:00pm and a special board meeting that same day at 5:30pm. The...

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NOLA-PS Charter School Development Presentations

Do you want to know more about how Charter Schools are created? NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) knows that you share our vested interest in high-quality public schools. At NOLA-PS we are sincerely committed to transparency, high-quality schools, and actively engaging our community in order to make the best decisions for our...

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear NOLA-PS community, I wanted to update you on the progress we have been making on school bus safety. As of today, schools have confirmed to us that 86% of the bus fleet serving NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) students have passed inspection and are now in compliance. Prior to our winter...

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A Message from the Orleans Parish School Board

It has been a great honor to serve as the Board President and Vice President for the Orleans Parish School Board. We are proud to serve the students, families, educators, and community of New Orleans, the city that we love and call home. At the Orleans Parish School Board, our vision...

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Attendance Advocate

Did you know that the NOLA-PS Office of Student Support and Attendance and School Resource Officers canvassed the New Orleans community to partner with businesses that support daily school attendance according to New Orleans Local Ordinance 54-414.  ._ERbj1g7D { position: relative; } ._VWvqNvR9 { vertical-align: middle; } ._7XqAY8_A > span:last-child {...

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear NOLA-PS community,

As promised, I wanted to update you on the progress we are making on school bus safety.

As you know, we issued a deadline of February 13th for schools to report their status on ensuring all their buses are fully compliant with the city’s inspection process. As of today, nine out of thirteen school organizations have reported that they are in full compliance with the inspection process. The remaining four school organizations have demonstrated significant progress towards full compliance and will be given extensions to comply with the inspection process.

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Orleans Parish School Board Work Session, March 12

WHAT: On Thursday, March 12 at 9 a.m., the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold a public work session to discuss the following topics: Coronavirus Information and PreparednessBoard Vacancy Discussion and PlanningBoard Vision and Goals ReviewWHEN: Thursday, March 12, 9 a.m. CSTWHERE: The Orleans Parish School Board Offices - Room...

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Orleans Parish School Board Emergency Board Meeting, March 13

WHAT: On Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m., the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will hold an emergency board meeting to discuss the School District’s response to the COVID-19 threat. Specifically:Resolution to spend emergency funds from the Orleans Parish School Board fund balanceBudget AmendmentWHEN: Friday, March 13 at 1 p.m. CSTWHERE:...

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Orleans Parish School Board to Host Monthly Meeting Via Teleconference on March 24

WHAT: The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will be hosting two meetings remotely on Tuesday, March 24. The Orleans School Facilities Foundation (OSFF) Meeting and the OPSB Board Business Meeting will be accessible to the public via teleconference/video conference. The meetings are being held remotely in an effort to limit the...

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NOLA-PS Statement on the Passing of Coach Wayne Reese Sr.

Dear McDonogh 35 School Community,On behalf of NOLA Public Schools, our Orleans Parish School Board members, administration staff and the education community at large, I offer our collective condolences to the Reese family on the passing of our beloved Wayne Reese, who served as Head Coach of the McDonogh 35 Football...

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 OPSB Seeks to Fill Interim District 5 School Board Member Seat

NEW ORLEANS – (April 9, 2020) Due to the resignation of District 5 School Board Member Ben Kleban, which will be effective on June 15 2020, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will receive Letters of Interest from qualified individuals seeking to fill the District 5 seat on an interim basis....

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A Message from the Orleans Parish School Board

OPSB’s Commitment to Lead our District Through COVID-19 During these uncertain times, I pray that you and your families are safe and in good health. I am encouraged by the resilience and steadfast leadership of our community. My partner reminds me that sometimes stepping up requires stepping back in uncertain times...

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 OPSB Seeks to Fill Interim District 5 School Board Member Seat

NEW ORLEANS – (May 7, 2020) Due to the resignation of District 5 School Board Member Ben Kleban, which will be effective on June 15, 2020, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will receive Letters of Interest from qualified individuals seeking to fill the District 5 seat on an interim basis....

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Online Resource Guide

NOLA Public Schools, in collaboration with community partners, recently launched a web-based resource guide designed to assist students with disabilities transitioning into life after their high school careers. The resource guide is a virtual substitute for NOLA-PS’ third annual NOLA-PS Transition Resource Fair, which had to be canceled this year due...

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Join Us for OPSB Transitions Fair

Does your student have an IEP or receive 504 accommodations? Has your student made plans for life after high school? Do you know what citywide supports exis  The Orleans Parish School Board is hosting its second annual Citywide Transitions Fair on Thursday, May 9, 2019 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at...

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Join us for the 2019 OPSB Summer Training Collaborative

Orleans Parish School Board’s Special Education Institute and All Schools Training presents: 2019 OPSB Summer Training Collaborative. This dynamic two-day collaborative consists of training sessions and keynotes that encourage dialogue about the unique challenges that our students face and how schools can best offer support and coordination to help all students succeed.

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Notice of Public Hearing: Orleans Parish School Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Article VII, Section 23 (B) and (C) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974 and La. R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Orleans Parish School Board (the “School Board”), will be held at its regular meeting place at the Orleans Parish School Board Offices located at 2401 Westbend Pkwy., Room 1050, New Orleans, LA 70114 on September 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rate after reassessment and rolling forward to millage rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum.

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NOLA Public Schools, 19-20 First Day of School

NOLA Public Schools, 19-20 First Day of School by School School NameFirst Day of SchoolAbramson Sci Academy8/12/19Akili Academy of NO8/12/19: Pre-K-K8/13/19: 8th & New Students8/14/19: AllAlice M. Harte Elem8/5/19: 6th-8th8/6/19: 3rd-8th8/7/19: 1st-8th8/12/19: K8/19/19: Pre-KArise Academy8/8/19Arthur Ashe CharterAudubon Charter8/14/19: K-8th8/19/19: PK48/20/19: PK3Audubon Charter- Gentilly8/14/19: K-8th8/19/19: PK48/20/19: PK3Benjamin Franklin Elem Math and ScienceBenjamin...

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Join NOLA Public Schools for Community Meetings to Address Long-Term Facilities Needs.

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Phone: 504-304-5612

Phone: 504-304-3520

Hotline Number for Parents
504-527-KIDS

School-based issues or concerns from parents

24-hour Hotline Number for Community
504-522-HELP
District based community concerns, feedback, & inquiries from school staff or community members