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KIPP leadership to vote on returning to Orleans school board

The board of directors of KIPP New Orleans Schools plans to vote on whether to return several of it charter schools to Orleans Parish School Board oversight at a board meeting Dec. 19.

Not all of KIPP’s charters are eligible to return to OPSB oversight. In order to qualify, schools must have been in the Recovery School District for at least four years and have a 2012 school performance score of 80 and a 2013 score of 54 or above.

Schools up for vote are KIPP Central City Academy, KIPP Central City Primary, KIPP McDonogh 15 School for the Creative Arts and  KIPP Believe College Prep.

KIPP Believe College Prep and another school, KIPP Believe Primary, are on separate campuses and operate as distinct schools. However, since they operate under the same charter, whatever action is taken on the college prep school also would apply to the primary school. Similarly, McDonogh 15 operates separate primary and middle schools on different campuses, but whatever vote the board takes will apply to both schools.

The meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. at KIPP Believe College Prep, 1607 S. Carrollton Ave.

KIPP is one of 10 Recovery School District charter operators — overseeing a total of 17 schools — that will decide before January  whether to switch to the Orleans Parish School Board. Although some operators have been eligible to move for three years, not one has done so yet.


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  • nickelndime

    Not a snoball’s chance in hell…for the return of any KIPP schools.