Former assistant principal is the fourth leader the board has picked in the past year.
Brent Washington Sr. is under a formal investigation for doing accounting work for Harney on the side.
The school’s chief financial officer is accused of breaking state ethics law for being paid on the side to do accounting.
Brent Washington was paid to do accounting work in addition to his CFO salary.
Five charter organizations have meetings this week and could take up the issue.
School year begins Aug. 6; Bruno & Tervalon lands contract to audit the school.
Newly enrolled student brings to 13 the number of Harney pupils for whom English is not their native language.
Transportation costs near $3,000 as school band prepares for Carnival debut in six parades.
School's board approves spending for additional teacher for students who struggle with English.
It will cost $30 million to bring students to and from public schools this year, compared to $18 million the year before Katrina. The increase appears to be a consequence of citywide enrollment and the shift from a centrally-run school system. A few schools are working together to negotiate busing contracts.
Now that the charter movement has matured in New Orleans, there are fewer opportunities to grow.
School anticipates 380 students, an increase over last year.
Orientation session sought on new test standards.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Instead of meeting the first Monday of every month, the board will now meet every other month.
Without enough members present to reach a quorum, the board of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy met briefly Monday night to discuss teacher evaluations and space issues at the school. Principal Eileen Williams said that the school is working on an on-going teacher evaluation project comprised of fall and spring observations and student test scores.
Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy Principal Eileen Williams briefed the board about the school’s grade on Monday night during its regular meeting, telling members that the school gained 13.2 points to receive a baseline score of 71.2, a C on this year’s scale, she said. A baseline score averages the previous two years’ test scores and weighs in other factors such as attendance and dropout rates.
In a brief board meeting on Monday night, the finance committee reported that Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy ended the first quarter of the new school year $21,000 under budget. The surplus resulted from as yet unfilled staff positions and receipt of a unbudgeted grant of $6,000 to subsidize the salary of the school’s reading interventionist.
Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy has seen a 19 percent increase, from 58 to 69, in the number of students requiring special-education services, board members learned at their monthly meeting, Sept. 10.
The Spirit of Excellence Academy, which governs Edgar P. Harney Elementary, met briefly Monday night to discuss last minute preparations for the first day of school. Students will return to class on August 15.
Directors of Edgar P. Harney Elementary have approved a budget for 2012-13 that rises by 8 percent, board members disclosed at their budget hearing, July 30. The board laid out its projected budget at a public hearing on July 30 and then immediately approved it.
The board of E.P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Elementary met Monday night, June 18, to discuss the findings of their independent audit report, preformed by the firm of Roslyn J. Allen in Baton Rouge.
The E.P. Harney Spirit of Excellence school board held a quick and upbeat monthly meeting on March 5.
Marketing, branding and student recruitment were the major themes at the board’s monthly meeting, Feb. 6.
With charter schools competing more and more vigorously for students, the Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy is moving forward with a marketing and advertising effort, the school’s board learned at its monthly meeting, Jan. 10.
E.P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy Charter School is ending the year in “pretty good shape fiscally,” financial consultant Sean Berner told the board at its monthly meeting, Dec.
Two students were injured when an Edgar P. Harney school bus was hit by a car at 7:15 a.m. Nov.
The board of Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy Charter School held their second monthly meeting of the academic year on Oct. 3 at 6:05 pm.
The board of E.P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy held their first meeting of the academic year on September 12 at 6:20 p.m.