Board takes a careless approach to rules of proper procedure, including provision of documents to the public.
The board apparently violated state Open Meetings Law when it went into executive session.
Last year, the Orleans Parish School Board claimed that students at Robert Russa Moton Charter School got an advance look at LEAP test questions. After reviewing its own investigation, the board now says that's not the case.
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 starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
In three recent testing years, 33 public schools have been flagged for problems and possible cheating on standardized tests — 12 more than once. A testing expert says these irregularities indicate cheating by teachers and administrators, who have a lot riding on their students' performance.
Students at Robert Russa Moton Charter School need a permanent school.
That was the message several parents and teachers delivered to Moton’s governing board during its quarterly meeting Jan. 16.
Robert Moton Charter School's board is expected to meet today at 12:30 p.m., at 3374 Gentilly Blvd.
Robert Moton Charter School’s operating budget is increasing 53 percent, propelled by a rising enrollment and the school’s first full year in a larger building. Spending in the 2012-2013 school year is anticipated to be $2.7 million, compared to last year’s $1.7 million. The school moved in February to a building on Gentilly Boulevard, leased from the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.
Robert Mussa Moton Charter School has canceled its public budget hearing, according to principal Paulette Bruno. A Lens reporter went to review the school’s budget, by law made publicly available 10 days in advance of the hearing, to find there was no copy available for public review.
Robert Moton Charter School looks likely to stay put for the foreseable future, on the campus of the former St. James Major parochial school on Gentilly Boulevard.