The board that governs the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High approved the school’s 2012-2013 budget of $3.8 million at its monthly meeting June 14. The budget had shown a deficit of nearly $50,000, but a few salaries had been over-budgeted, and one salary, that of a geology teacher, was eliminated from the budget.
The board that governs New Orleans Charter Science and Math High held its budget hearing on June 11 and reported that it does not plan to make any significant changes to its budget for next year. The proposed budget calls for a 2.7 percent increase over this year’s spending, rising from $3.7 million this year to $3.8 million for the 2012-2013 school year.
At the June 4 annual budget hearing, Andrew Wilson Charter School Principal Logan Crowe and Director of Operations Darius Munchak projected a nearly 10 percent increase for the 2012-2013 budget over last year’s actual expenditures. The school spent about $4.7 million last year and expects to spend less than $5.2 million in this upcoming school year.
At its May meeting, the board of Andrew Wilson Charter School discussed academic and possible policy changes for next year, and finalized the school’s affiliation with the local charter school support association, the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools. School officials also discussed open teaching positions and hiring standards, as well as enrollment numbers.
Directors of New Orleans Charter Science and Math High met May 10 for their monthly board meeting to discuss plans for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. A financial report indicated that cash flow has stabilized, and things are not as tight as they were in January and February, thanks in part to the flow of grant money.
On March 20, at the monthly meeting of McDonogh City Park Academy board of directors, the Children’s Bureau presented data they have collected over the past eight months while working with the school’s leadership to enhance the emotional well-being of students. Children’s Bureau president Paulette Carter led he presentation with Stacy Overstreet, a professor and co-director of Tulane’s School Psychology Program.
As the 2012-13 school year approaches, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High is doing more than ever to recruit incoming freshmen and to retain students already enrolled. At their monthly meeting, March 8, the school’s directors were advised that projected enrollment for next year stands at 361.