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OPSB Names New Vice President to Its Board

(New Orleans – July 28, 2022) —The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) voted unanimously to appoint Carlos Luis Zervigon as the new Vice President for the board. Zervigon is the current board member for District 6 and is filling the position left vacant by former school board member Dr. Jancarlos Wagner-Romero who recently resigned his seat. "The bo...

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New NOLA-PS Superintendent is Sworn-in by Orleans Parish School Board

(New Orleans – July 26, 2022) —It's official! The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has officially sworn in the first permanent woman superintendent in the District's 181 years. NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams Orleans took the oath of office amid a room full of dignitaries, school leaders, community partners, and com...

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OPSB Seeks to Fill Interim District 4 School Board Member Seat

###  Due to the resignation of District 4 School Board Member Dr. Jancarlos ("JC") Wagner Romero, which became effective on July 15, 2022, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will receive Letters of Interest from qualified individuals seeking to fill the District 4 seat on an interim basis. To be a school board member the person must be at ...

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New NOLA-PS Superintendent Takes the Reins & Launches 100 Days Plan

(New Orleans – July 11, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) Superintendent, Dr. Avis Williams, officially completed her first day as the new leader of the only all charter public school system in the nation. She made history as the first woman selected to serve as permanent superintendent in the District's 181 years. "I am truly honored, humbled...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Statement on Texas School Shooting

(New Orleans – May 24, 2022) — "No family should have to go through the loss and grief the families of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas are going through this evening," said NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. "Our hearts break for their school family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. What took pl...

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NOLA-PS Graduate with Perfect Attendance Wins New 2022 Toyota Corolla LE at Premier Stay in School Event

44 recent high school graduates were eligible for the drawing (New Orleans – (May 24, 2022) – For the 16th year in a row, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) and Premier Automotive Group awarded a brand-new car, courtesy of Toyota of New Orleans, to a recent high school graduate with perfect attendance. To date, more than 750 students have participated i...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 18 - 22

(New Orleans – April 25, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker reports the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These data include weekly case counts by school. The District will continue to up...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: Apr. 11 - 15

(New Orleans – April 19, 2022) – The positive test rate of NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) districtwide testing program remains below 1%. NOLA-PS' COVID Tracker reports the counts of COVID-19 cases identified in the Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) COVID-19 data. These data include weekly case counts by school. The District will continue to up...

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OPSB Names Interim Board Member for School Board District 1

(New Orleans – March 31, 2022) —The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) voted today to appoint Leila Jacobs Eames as the Interim School Board Member for District 1. Eames will be filling in for former school board member John Brown. Mr. Brown stepped down from the post when his daughter became a candidate during the NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) sup...

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OPSB Formally Appoints Dr. Avis Williams as the Next Superintendent for NOLA-PS

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted to approve Dr. Avis Williams' contract and formally appoint her as the next superintendent for NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS). Her official first day is Monday, July 11. The board's choice is historic: It marks the first time in the 181 years of public educati...

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OPSB Swears In Interim Board Member for School Board District 1

(New Orleans – April 14, 2022) — Surrounded by her family and friends, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) officially swore in Mrs. Leila Jacobs Eames as the Interim School Board Member for District 1. Eames will be filling in for former school board member John Brown. Mr. Brown stepped down from the post when his daughter became a candidate dur...

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NOLA Public Schools Releases Main Round of NCAP Results for 2022-2023 School Year

(New Orleans – March 30, 2022) – Today, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) released NOLA-PS Common Application (NCAP) placement results for the 2022-2023 school year. Families can log-in and review those placement results by visiting: nola.ps/login. The NCAP is the centralized school enrollment application process for Orleans Parish public schools. NCAP...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 21-25

(New Orleans – March 28, 2022) – For the fifth week in a row, NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report the District's COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain below 1%. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 15,669 COVID-19 tests last week, yielding a positive test rate of 0.2%, among its students and staff. T...

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NOLA-PS Awarded $25,000 by Special Olympics Louisiana During 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge Kick-Off

(New Orleans – March 28, 2022) — $25,000 – that's the amount of money NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) was awarded this morning by the Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools program. The funds will help support this year's 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge for students with exceptional needs. "I'd like to thank Special ...

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NOLA-PS to be Awarded $25,000 by Special Olympics Louisiana During 2nd Annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge Kick-Off

Event Supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools WHAT: NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is excited to receive $25,000 from Special Olympics Louisiana as it officially kick-offs the Opening Ceremony of its annual Dr. Rosalynne B. Dennis Fitness Challenge supported by Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Champion Schools! WHEN: The k...

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OPSB Lifts 100-Year-Old Ban of Jazz Music & Dance in New Orleans Public Schools

(New Orleans – March 24, 2022) — During tonight's regular Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) meeting, board members unanimously voted to rescind the OPSB's previous action on March 24, 1922, to abolish jazz music and jazz dancing from New Orleans Public Schools. The 1922 action was not on the agenda when considered and was added during a debate on ...

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OPSB & Dignitaries to Mark Superintendent’s 7 Years of Service to District

***EMBARGOED UNTIL 5:30PM THURSDAY, MARCH 24*** WHAT: Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) members, dignitaries, colleagues, and staff to celebrate and mark NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr's seven years of service to the District, before his tenure comes to a close June 30, 2022. WHEN: Thursday, March 24 • 5:30 PM...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Announces Siting Recommendations for Three Schools

(New Orleans – March 22, 2022) — NOLA Public Schools and its community of schools have embarked on a plan to best optimize its highest quality facilities for students after recent data showed New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole can expect smaller student bodies in the coming years. Today, NOLA-PS Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. announced h...

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NOLA-PS Provides Update on COVID-19 Impact in Schools: March 14-18

(New Orleans – March 21, 2022) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is proud to report our COVID-19 positivity rate continues to remain below 1% for the third week in a row and, starting today, students can go mask-free if they feel comfortable doing so. Our schools, with the assistance of health partners, administered 16,534 COVID-19 tests last week, y...

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OPSB SEEKS INTERIM DISTRICT 1 SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER

(New Orleans – March 18, 2022) — Due to the resignation of former District 1 School Board Member John Brown, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) will receive Letters of Interest from qualified individuals seeking to fill the District 1 seat on an interim basis. To be a school board member the person must be at least 18 years old, a resident in L...

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