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Lycée announces special Monday night board meeting

The board for Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orleans charter school has announced a special board meeting to be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 5951 Patton St.

Mike Pinkerton, a volunteer who is helping the school manage public records requests, told The Lens that the board expects to receive a report detailing the findings of a consultant tapped by the state to help the school address management issues.

The board has not yet released an agenda for the meeting, according to Pinkerton and the school’s website.

Jeremy Hunnewell, president of EMH Strategy, was asked by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, to step in and help the school as it searches for a permanent chief executive. The move came at the behest of state Superintendent John White following months of complaints about school governance from parents and others in the Lycée community.

Hunnewell, state Department of Education official Raphael Gang and Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools executive director Caroline Roemer Shirley addressed Lycée parents and faculty during the board’s last public meeting to try to explain the process they hoped to use to help the school.

 

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About Marta Jewson

Marta Jewson covers education in New Orleans for The Lens. She began her reporting career covering charter schools for The Lens and helped found the hyperlocal news site Mid-City Messenger. Jewson returned to New Orleans in the fall of 2014 after covering education for the St. Cloud Times in Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in journalism and social welfare and a concentration in educational policy studies.

  • I wonder if they will try to kick all the press out of this meeting also