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Week in Review: School closure decisions pack Orleans school board meeting

Public frustration boils over at meeting on school closures, but board policy stifles comment
Thursday’s Orleans Parish School Board meeting devolved into shouting at times, as frustrated citizens struggled to conform to the district’s public comment policy following school closure and relocation announcements. Orleans schools Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr.’s biggest news included five school closure recommendations, a few school relocations and several charter approvals.