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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 7-11

(New Orleans – March 14, 2022) – Nearly two weeks post Mardi Gras, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report our COVID-19 positivity rate is below 1% for the second week in a row. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 17,745 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.38%, among its students and s...

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OPSB Finishes 1st Round of Superintendent Candidate Interviews

New Orleans – March 11, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) completed its first round of virtual interviews with 15 candidates interested in becoming the next Superintendent of Schools for NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). Board members voted unanimously to invite one or more of the candidates to move onto the next phase of the Superintende...

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Orleans Parish School Board to Recess after Day 1 of Interviews for the New Superintendent of NOLA-PS

Candidates will be selected Friday to move forward in the selection process. (New Orleans – March 10, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will recess its special meeting this evening after completing the first day of virtual interviews for candidates to be the next Superintendent of Schools for NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS). OPSB members...

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NOLA-PS Salutes OPSB Member John Brown on His Pending Departure

Mr. Brown is stepping down due to his daughter's candidacy for NOLA-PS Superintendent. (New Orleans – March 7, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is grateful to Orleans Parish School Member John Brown for his years of service as a board member, board president, principal, coach, teacher, and mentor to New Orleans students for the past 52 years. ...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Feb. 28-March 4

(New Orleans – March 7, 2022) – Due to most schools observing Mardi Gras break last week, today's COVID Tracker update will reflect low numbers. NOLA Public Schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 2,493 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.36%, among its students and staff. The number of tests performed...

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NOLA-PS Recommends Universal Masking in K-12 Schools through March 18

(New Orleans – March 3, 2022) — Based on federal, state, and local changes to masking guidance in school settings, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) recommends the continuation of universal masking for its K-12 schools through March 18, 2022. If levels of community spread remain medium to low, as defined by the CDC, the masking recommendation will be l...

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NOLA-PS “Celebrate Safely!” Mardi Gras Float and Mask Decorating Contest Winners Announced!

(New Orleans – February 25, 2022) —As we celebrate the carnival season, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to announce the five winners of its social media "Celebrate Safely!" Mardi Gras Float and Mask Decorating Contest. More than 200 students across 10 schools participated in the event and displayed their creativity across our social media ch...

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NOLA-PS Begins Distributing Thousands of COVID-19 Tests to Schools

(New Orleans – February 15, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) has begun to provide thousands of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to our schools, as part of the federal government's response to the pandemic. The Biden administration has provided all schools access to rapid antigen tests in support of in person learning. NOLA-PS welcomed the offer an...

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NOLA-PS Launches its 2022 Mardi Gras Mask and Float Decorating Contest

This is a unique way for 45,000+ students to celebrate Mardi Gras & encourage them to display their Mardi Gras spirit. (New Orleans – February 8, 2022) – Mardi Gras is back! As our city brings back the cultural tradition of parade season, we still want to celebrate safely and bring attention to unique reminders to mask-up during the carnival se...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 31- Feb. 4

(New Orleans – February 7, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is pleased to announce that our COVID-19 positivity rate continues to decline. 21,585 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, yielding a positive test rate of 2.15% among its students and staff. That's down nearly one percent from last week's testing data, showing our schools' COV...

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OPSB and NOLA-PS Thank the New Orleans City Council for the Allocation of Funding Critical to Serving Our Most Vulnerable Public School Students

(New Orleans - February 3, 2022) -- The Orleans Parish School Board and NOLA Public Schools wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to the New Orleans City Council for their unanimous decision to provide $4.6 million in funding for aid for critical programs to serve our young learners. The funding comes from the longstanding agreement...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 24-28

(New Orleans – January 31, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is pleased to announce 20,773 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, yielding a positive test rate of 2.8% among its students and staff. That's down more than two percent from last week's testing data, showing our schools' COVID safety measures are working and continuing to do th...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 17-21

(New Orleans – January 24, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools is pleased to announce that the positive test rates among its students and staff continue to decline after the surge related to the Omicron variant, indicating that COVID safety measures are doing their part to preserve in-person learning. The NOLA-PS school community tested more than 15,000 in...

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OPSB Votes in New Board President & Vice President

(New Orleans – January 18, 2022) — During its regular monthly board meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted to install Olin G. Parker as its President and Dr. Jancarlos (J.C) Wagner Romero as its Vice President. "I'd like to thank my fellow board members for your belief in me. I think we have a very experienced, very colle...

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Backed by OPSB, NOLA-PS Superintendent Makes Recommendations for Distribution of District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA)

The change to the DLFA will be in effect for next two years (New Orleans – January 21, 2021) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. received the support of the Orleans Parish School Board in making the following recommendations for the distribution of the District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA). Following the advic...

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE IN JANUARY

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), along with other school districts throughout Louisiana, celebrates School Board Recognition Month every January. More than 640 locally elected school board members throughout our state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education....

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OPSB Hosts First Innovation & Stability Committee Meeting

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) — To bring together community members, education experts, and public agencies with deep interest in the success of public education in New Orleans, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has formed the Innovation & Stability Committee (ISC). The board established this new committee meeting as a way to propose, v...

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OPSB Passes Policy Requiring All Its Employees to Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots

(New Orleans – January 20, 2022) — All Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) employees will now be required to receive a booster shoot, thanks to a policy passed unanimously by the OPSB this evening. The board amended its current COVID-19 Vaccination policy, to include a mandate that all School Board employees receive any of the COVID-19 booster shots...

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NOLA-PS to Move NSNO’s Population Trends Presentation to Feb. Board Meeting

(New Orleans – January 18, 2021) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will be moving the presentation on population trends, provided by New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) and related to right-sizing the District, to next month's Feb. 17 Orleans Parish School Board meeting. The presentation has been postponed from the January board meeting to next month's...

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NOLA-PS COVID-19 Weekly Update

(New Orleans – January 18, 2022) - Robust testing for COVID-19 among students and staff has continued, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is happy to report our school community's positive test rate has dropped by more than half, compared to last week. Our school community has done an outstanding job of ensuring our students and staff receive COVID-...

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