Twenty school boards have a little over a month to decide whether they want to stay with the RSD or return to the auspices of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Five charter organizations have meetings this week and could take up the issue.
The school is prepared for transition to upgraded Common Core standards, while waiting to see if the Legislature follows Jindal's lead and pulls the plug.
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 will have about 40 more students this year.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Charter's board hopes to get state to release more money earlier in the year.
School's largest expense, $2.8 million, goes for salaries.
Enrollment rose steadily throughout the last school year, bucking trends some other schools experienced.
The school's academic chief says students at the D school were scoring higher than average on Achievement Network tests as they prepared for LEAP.
The impending move to a new campus was a topic of discussion as directors of the Fannie C. Williams Charter School gathered for their monthly board meeting, Sept.18. Principal Kelly Batiste encouraged the board to hire professional movers when the school relocates in mid-October. She said she was concerned about liability if volunteers do the job and noted that the school lacks appropriate equipment, such as dollies.
Fannie C. Williams has received a combined total of over $300,000 in grants from the Public Charter School Program and the Walton Foundation, board members learned at their monthly meeting, April 10 . The school is also pursuing funding from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation as a participant in the foundation’s Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana program.
The projected completion date of Fannie C. Williams’ new school is September 2012, a month later than originally scheduled, the school’s board of directors learned at their meeting, Jan. 19.
Tonight’s Fannie C. Williams board meeting was canceled due to a gas leak at the school. No new date has been set for the next meeting.
The Board for Fannie C. Williams Elementary, Community Leaders Advocating Student Success, Inc. (C.L.A.S.S) did not have a quorum for their meeting on the 15th, and promptly cancelled it.