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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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