Another problem: OPSB computer program automatically adjusted staff seniority to reflect pay grades, regardless of actual years of service.
Critics of the Orleans Parish School Board say the central office is still bloated. But administrative staffing has dropped 90 percent compared to an 81 percent drop in enrollment. OPSB officials say they also have to provide services for private and charter schools.
The increase over last year mostly results from renovations and rental of several floors in the central office.
Enrollment levels are at the heart of a per-pupil state funding cut that appears likely to trim budgets by 4 percent in the remaining months of the school year.
State law bars people from working for the state while holding elected office. But it's complicated.
The board will renegotiate its contract with Stan Smith. Kathleen Padian keeps her contract.
And board member Woody Koppel questions why the board is not planning to authorize financing for school construction.
A common enrollment process for Orleans Parish School Board charters? Eventually, the local board decided Tuesday night.
The Recovery School District ranks first among more than 100 school districts nationally for its school choice offerings, a report from the Brookings Institution said Tuesday. The state-run district was judged by The Brown Center on Education Policy, with results posted on Brookings’ Education Choice and Competition Index, a web application that ranks school districts for their commitment to school choice and competition.
The principal of Robert Moton Charter Elementary School employed and promoted two of her daughters-in-law, in violation of ethics laws, state officials contend. The Louisiana Board of Ethics filed charges against Moton principal Paulette Bruno on Nov.