On March 19, The Lens’ education reporter, Marta Jewson, will interview Lagniappe Academies board vice chairman Dan Henderson at our monthly Breakfast with the Newsmakers event. The topics slated for discussion include the special-education violations report issued by the state to Lagniappe Academies, the sudden announcement of the closing of the school and what action the board is prepared to take.
How do you tell a kindergartener that his school is closing? Anthony and Alicia Parker, both 29, had to have that discussion with their 5-year-old son Anthony Jr. last week. On Friday, the state school board closed the kindergarten-through-fourth-grade Lagniappe Academies, effective at the end of this school year.