Board seeks new members with financial and/or fundraising prowess. Budget process has been accelerated.
At a meeting on March 6 in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education was scheduled to approve a new system for evaluating alternative high schools in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Educators for Quality Alternatives, the board that runs The NET, an alternative charter high school, discussed the framework at their February meeting.
Basketball tournament planned for March 22. The Net's signature fundraising event features food, beer, music and prizes.
Most of the problems were small-scale plagiarism, according to a report.
The school’s audit report, fundraising, and spending plans for the coming semester dominated discussion as the Educators for Quality Alternatives board met Tuesday night at The NET Charter High School. An uptick in academic performance was also noted with enthusiasm.
Five students have been killed since June.
The Net Charter High School's enrollment exceeds target.
Schools with students who can't attend conventional schools are seeking special evaluation criteria.
Two days ago, The NET Charter High School lost its second student in recent months.
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.
Walton Foundation provides financial breathing room to alternative school.
Most public schools in New Orleans were not billed for water after Katrina; refunds will be sent out.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Around a dozen students at The NET Charter High School are earning credit this summer by exploring the Louisiana outdoors. The alternative high school operates on a year round schedule.
School official says The NET "wasn't ready" to tackle a 16-student program first pitched by Recovery School District officials.
Board chairman Allen Square said an RSD official told him that a new school opening in the fall could use the projected $189,000.
The board plans to adopt the proposed budget at a meeting on June 25 at 6 p.m.
The pilot program would serve overage middle school students ages 14 years and older who are identified as emotionally disturbed, learning disabled or who require other special education services.
The class could number about 16 students, those considered to be overage for their grade level.
The new Charter School Accountability Compact is an attempt to give charter schools clear information about what is expected.
Louisiana’s new school accountability standards have alternative schools like NET Charter High School looking for different ways to be judged and remain open.
NET Charter High School students performed better on Louisiana’s required graduation exam this fall compared with last year. School director Elizabeth Ostberg presented the scores to the Educators for Quality Alternatives board during their Dec.
Reveiw the NET Charter board meeting agenda here.
Construction of four new schoolhouses should be completed as classes resume in August, education officials announced Wednesday night, but modular buildings are ready just in case. Capital projects, including ground-up school construction, highlighted Wednesday night’s meeting in New Orleans of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.