Lycée parents to receive ‘Charter Schools 101’ presentation Tuesday

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Parents at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans have the opportunity to hear Caroline Roemer Shirley deliver ‘Charter Schools 101’ at Tuesday night’s PTO meeting.

Roemer Shirley is the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools. Her organization stepped in to aid Lycée at the request of state Superintendent John White amid parents’ cries to help the school.

She arranged for the funding of consultant Jeremy Hunnewell to help the school find a new CEO.

Parents welcomed the idea of an introductory session at January’s board meeting where Roemer Shirley fielded questions from parents alongside Hunnewell.

In an email to The Lens Monday, Roemer Shirley said that the session will touch on the legislative history of charter schools, as well as oversight and accountability. She also wrote the presentation is available for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of charter schools.

The general PTO membership meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 5951 Patton St.

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