Donald Pate, who was on the the board for Lake Forest charter school, said he wanted to help out the school by selling dirt for a construction project. That would violate state ethics law. Although he said his company got $120,000, the state Ethics Board cleared him.
CEO Kathy Riedlinger says some parents could gain access to the test if they know its name.
It’s getting harder for the school to pay for increased contributions to the state teachers’ pension system.
Schools run by the Orleans Parish School Board have been the top performers on standardized tests. That continued this year, but several charters in the Recovery School District inched past them. The challenge: Replicating what's working.
Enrollment projected at 550 as the school transitions to new facility on Lake Forest Boulevard.
It starts about 4 p.m. on Friday; follow along here if you can't make it in person.
A community member complains about the kindergarten admissions process, saying it favors private pre-k students.
The board of directors that governs Lake Forest Elementary Charter School are scheduled to meet at 1:30p.m. on Feb.
Joking aside, speakers note that Lake Forest Elementary is the only National Blue Ribbon School in New Orleans.
Principal's ambition is to add drama, vocal music and writing instructors.
Rising retirement costs may prompt school to withdraw from state system.
Orleans Parish School Board rebids work for Lake Forest Elementary
Bids are high, possibly because of other construction demand in the city.
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.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
A hearing on the budget draft is scheduled Wednesday at noon. The plan shared with The Lens does not include federal revenues.
The meeting is scheduled for noon at the school. Public comment is welcome.
School hired security to protect new heating and cooling units from potential theft.
The school will purchase 151 new laptops with a grant for use in its pre-K through second-grade classes.
About 82 percent of students at the A school qualify for the federal free and reduced price lunch program.
Students and staff at Lake Forest Elementary Charter school are gearing up for the next round of state testing.
In her monthly “School Culture and Climate” updates, Principal Early showcases the numerous clubs and events that students are engaged in, on top of their already rigorous studies. She sees this as a necessary part of shaping well-rounded students.
The October 17th meeting of Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Board focused on the array of changes teachers face this year. Teachers have a new curriculum to implement, a new evaluation system, a slew of education bills in the legislature that might effect them and — according to Principal Mardele Early — a lot of concerns.
View a copy of the agenda here.
“We are at the magic number,” principal Mardele Early told directors of Lake Forest Elementary Charter School at their monthly meeting, Sept. 19.
At the June 19 meeting, the board that runs the Lake Forest Elementary Charter School announced a budget for the 2012-2013 school year that looks quite similar to the 2011-2012 budget. This year’s expected budget of $4,033,921 anticipates a nearly $60,000 increase in additional instructional expenses, compared to 2011-2012.
The Lake Forest Elementary Charter School Board announced higher than expected LEAP and iLEAP scores at its June 19 board meeting, held immediately after its budget meeting. Principal Mardele Early pointed board members to the pages of detailed analysis in their packets, highlighting several exemplary scores.
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School has released the agenda for tomorrow’s 1:30 p.m. meeting.
Addressing Lake Forest Elementary’s board of directors at their monthly meeting, May 15, principal Mardele Early expressed frustration that results of the state’s standardized LEAP tests still weren’t available. They were scheduled for release on May 18, five day’s before the school’s last day of classes.
Review the detailed board agenda for tomorrow’s meeting here.
The Lake Forest Elementary Charter School’s board of directors met on March 13 to discuss the school’s culture. Principal Mardele Early stressed the school’s focus on community service as well as rigorous academics.
Review the detailed agenda here.
Principal Mardele Early used the Feb. 14 meeting of Lake Forest Elementary’s board of directors to urge close attention to a handout from the governor’s office detailing an agenda of possible school reforms. “You really need to read through it and see some of things that are being proposed by Governor Jindal,” Early said.
The governing board of Lake Forest Elementary has released tomorrow’s meeting agenda. Review it here.
Lee Ledbetter and Associates have won the contract to design a new $22 million school for Lake Forest Elementary, the board of directors announced at its monthly meeting, Jan. 24.
The board governing Lake Forest Elementary released its meeting agenda. View it here.
The board of Lake Forest Elementary Charter School began its monthly meeting on Nov. 29 with a detailed question and answer session on construction of a new campus.
The board of directors of Lake Forest Elementary Charter School met Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m., to review academic progress and receive updates on funding and building construction.
Click the following link to review the Board agenda for tomorrow’s board meeting at Lake Forest at 1:30pm:
Board Agenda 10-18-11
The board of Lake Forest Elementary Charter School met Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m.
This evening, the Lake Forest Elementary Board of Directors released the September agenda which can be reviewed here: Lake Forest Sept Agenda update
Earlier, an agenda dated June 20th had been mistakenly sent. It can be reviewed here: Board Agenda 6-20-11