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Will board say yes or no to Orleans Parish School Board control?

The Algiers Charter Schools Association board is poised to vote tomorrow on whether or not to recommend three schools return to Orleans Parish School Board control.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy, Martin Behrman Elementary School and O. Perry Walker Senior High School are each eligible to leave the Recovery School District due to their students’ improved performance on the state’s standardized tests.

Faculty, staff and parents of O. Perry Walker and Behrman have been outspoken in their opposition to the Recovery School District and have spent months pleading with board members to let them return to the Orleans Parish School Board.

The highly anticipated meeting, which comes five days before the board’s deadline to decide, is set for 6 p.m. at the Fischer Accelerated Learning Academy, 1801 Whitney Ave. See the agenda here.


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About Rebecca Catalanello

Rebecca Catalanello edits the Charter School Reporting Corps. A New Orleans native and graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, Catalanello spent much of her 15-year newspaper career covering K-12 education. For nine years prior to joining The Lens, she worked at the St. Petersburg Times (now called the Tampa Bay Times), where she wrote about school boards, homeschoolers, crime, state politics and virtual education, among other things. She helped cover Hurricane Katrina for the Times in 2005 and, in subsequent years, wrote from her hometown about New Orleanians’ efforts to rebuild. She can be reached at (504) 315-5163.