MLK charter is the first eligible school to choose Orleans Parish School Board oversight.
CEO Kathy Riedlinger says some parents could gain access to the test if they know its name.
The move by the Morris Jeff board to establish a contract with the union is the second action by a city charter school in the past month, following Benjamin Franklin High School, that indicates teachers — and school operators — may be willing to give unions a role in education.
New report shows school leaders admitted to screening students to get the best.
Conservative enrollment number anticipates the usual attrition in the first month or so of the school year.
Allocation for legal expenses is increased tenfold at newly unionized charter school.
Ben Franklin’s board will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. June 10 to discuss next year’s budget.
The school will collectively bargain with teachers after 85% said they wanted to join a union.
They will meet in private before the vote, but board president said they would discuss the matter in public.
The school's teachers want to join a union due to complaints about pay and contract renewals.
The effort to unionize teachers at the city's top public high school comes to culmination next week. School leader Timothy Rusnak's discretion over who gets paid what has been a hot topic since the organizing drive began. Rusnak says it gives him leverage in bidding for the services of the best teachers.
Early returns from enrollment process show room for additional applicants who pass the admissions test.
The well-regarded school would become the second charter in the city to join union.
Should a board committee be setting performance goals, or is that the province of faculty and administrators, teachers ask.
The board that governs Ben Franklin High School will meet at 4pm in the school library.
Benjamin Franklin High School is looking to develop online coursework, both to bring in new money and to increase the school’s reach. At the board’s meeting Dec.
Dec. 19 meeting agenda of Advocates for Academic Excellence.
Eastern New Orleans parents say rides on public transit are too long.
High school juniors and seniors allowed to enroll at both institutions.
It will cost $30 million to bring students to and from public schools this year, compared to $18 million the year before Katrina. The increase appears to be a consequence of citywide enrollment and the shift from a centrally-run school system. A few schools are working together to negotiate busing contracts.
School CEO worried that Franklin's reputation could be devalued.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Charter school no longer using Orleans Parish schools' shared computer services.
Hurricane Katrina-related repairs are still not complete, principal reports. Funding for the projects has been reduced from $2.4 million to $1 million.
The school this year received $600,000 in contributions, up from $418,000. Most of the increase came from corporate donors.
State funding cut would cost the school $140,000 next school year.
Even though the school is expecting a surplus of $250,000 in unrestricted funds this year, the school's reserves are below what is recommended.
Board members for Benjamin Franklin High School don’t appear to be racing to join OneApp, the new centralized student application system that allows parents to apply to multiple charter schools by filling out one form.
The governing board at Ben Franklin High School, Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, received a positive audit report, and grappled with lingering transportation issues at their Nov. 15 meeting.
Ben Franklin’s CEO/Principal Timothy Rusnak received a two-year contract extension and a one-time, six percent raise at the Oct. 18 Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education board meeting.
On Sept. 20, the board at Ben Franklin High School received an in-depth look at the upcoming school review process to be conducted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
While not on the formal agenda, transportation issues came to the forefront of the Ben Franklin High School board meeting on August 16. Board members listened to members in attendance from the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association, known as VAYLA, and addressed their concerns about bus service.
Dual enrollment was a focus of Ben Franklin High School’s monthly board meeting, July 19. The board also passed its 2012-13 budget and went into executive session to discuss the school’s principal and chief executive officer, Timothy Rusnak.
You can view the 2012 end-of-year budget forms here. These documents make up the 2012-2013 budget plan, complete with a year-over-year comparison.
Board members and administrators at Ben Franklin squabbled at the June 21 board meeing and failed to reach an agreement as the school discusses possible solutions to accommodate its rapidly growing student body. Principal Timothy Rusnak expressed concerns for the school’s 803 students.
The May 17 board meeting at Ben Franklin High School began a half-hour earlier than usual to honor retiring French teacher Mme. Martine Alford.
Benjamin Franklin students who live in eastern New Orleans have made their voices heard – they want a more reliable form of transportation to and from school, and they want it soon. A vigorous protest by more than 20 students, who are also associated with the Vietnamese American Young Leaders Association of New Orleans, preceded Thursday’s meeting of the board that runs Benjamin Franklin Charter High School.
Principal Timothy Rusnak began the Feb. 16 meeting of Ben Franklin’s board by presenting teacher Christy Reed with a certificate of appreciation.
Parental volunteering and new faculty and staff dominated discussion as Ben Franklin High School’s board, Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education Inc., gathered Jan. 19 for its first monthly meeting of the new year.
Benjamin Franklin himself might have reveled in this irony: Ben Franklin High School is saving on energy costs. The Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education Inc., the charter school board governing Benjamin Franklin High School, held a short meeting on Dec.
The Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, Inc., which governs Ben Franklin High School, released the agenda for tomorrow’s board meeting (reprinted below). Regular Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Benjamin Franklin High School
Meeting is open to the general public
Advocates for Academic Excellence
Education, Inc. (Benjamin Franklin High School)
Regular Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Benjamin Franklin High School
Meeting is open to the general public
Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, Inc. released its meeting agenda for tomorrow’s October board meeting.
The Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education Inc., the charter school board governing Benjamin Franklin High School, met Sept. 15.