George Washington Carver Preparatory Academy
Governed by Collegiate Academies of New Orleans
The governance committee of Collegiate Academy’s board of directors met Tuesday night to discuss whether to remove Sci Academy from the state’s Recovery School District and place it under the oversight of the Orleans Parish School Board. Sci Academy is the only of Collegiate Academy’s three schools that qualified to move to governance by the parish school board.
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.