School leaders may go door-to-door looking for new freshmen.
Enrollment shortfall means salary cuts of 20 percent also possible.
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's 9.3 out of 150 makes it one of four in New Orleans with single-digit preliminary performance scores.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Only 11 percent of students in McDonogh summer school pass U.S. History; 29 percent pass English II. New principal for 9th graders added at cost of $115,000.
Some community members said they're disappointed that Cohen students must deal with yet another transition.
The Future Is Now Schools, Inc., preliminary budget shows about $3.9 million in projected revenues, down from $4.7 million. A public budget hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m.
One of the most pressing issues on the agenda is whether the board plans to drop Walter L. Cohen High School next year.
Continuing to run Cohen will depend on the Recovery School District's willingness to help with finances, board chairman Steve Barr said.
School leaders never actually sent the fiscal 2013 budget to the state for approval as law requires. They expect to vote on a revision Tuesday morning.
“They’re getting millions of dollars, and they don’t care to educate these kids,” Buckley said to the Lens, citing grants that the startup charter has received.
School leaders warn they will need additional funding in order to pay their 45 employees on April 30.
Future Is Now Schools founder Steve Barr says the board is working on things it can control – and that doesn’t include what happened in the editing room of the Oprah Winfrey Network.
The Lens live-blogged Tuesday night's meeting of the John McDonogh Advisory Board.
Future Is Now founder Steve Barr is expected to attend Tuesday's 6 p.m. meeting at the school.
Parents and community members are still reeling after a chaotic and emotional charter board meeting was cut short earlier this month at John McDonogh High School.
A crowd of about 50 showed up for the charter board meeting. photo: Della Hasselle
John McDonogh High School’s charter board cut short its monthly meeting Tuesday night after a shouting match erupted between board members and an audience of about 50, including teachers, students and neighborhood activists.