The Lens is hosting a public records workshop Jan. 11

Public records are your window into local government. On Thursday, Jan. 11, journalists from The Lens will explain how you can use public records to hold your government agencies accountable and how to get those records. This time, we will focus on education records, including those at charter schools.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How Louisiana’s public records laws work
  • How charter schools fit into those laws and who keeps their records
  • How to find out what the boards that oversee charter schools do at their meetings
  • The types of educational records you can and can’t get, and how to deal with exceptions such as those regarding student privacy
  • How to deal with school employees who aren’t experienced with the law


Can’t make it but appreciate what we do? Consider making a gift.

Thank you to our sponsors who help keep event entrance fees minimal: Online Optimism and GNO Inc.


Date: Thursday, Jan. 11

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

LocationPropeller, 4035 Washington Avenue (one block off South Broad Avenue)
        Thank you to Propeller for generously donating their space.

Questions: Email Anne at

Open to the public with a suggested donation of $20.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.