MLK charter is the first eligible school to choose Orleans Parish School Board oversight.
State sets Dec. 31 deadline for charter organizations to express interest in new campus school was to get.
After reviewing annual budget, board approves purchase of a used bus.
Former Miller-McCoy principal canceled a bus contract, then awarded it to her brother without authorization.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Treasurer proposes buying a bus for special-needs students to save on transportation costs.
Most of the problems were small-scale plagiarism, according to a report.
Jubilation over athletic director Jeremiah Scott’s coach-of-the-year award was dampened quickly by a review of Miller-McCoy’s finances at Monday night’s board meeting. “We’re getting into some tricky times,” board member David Bailey said, before announcing a net negative income of approximately $293,000 during the July-to-November period.
Building would be 'a phoenix rising out of the ashes of the East,' board member says.
Lower enrollment at Miller McCoy results in less money to the school.
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 is 85 students short of enrollment target, but hopes to have more by Oct. 1.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Eric Greely, former New Orleans resident who moved to Missouri after Katrina, returns home to take principal's position.
In three recent testing years, 33 public schools have been flagged for problems and possible cheating on standardized tests — 12 more than once. A testing expert says these irregularities indicate cheating by teachers and administrators, who have a lot riding on their students' performance.
Andrea Thomas-Reynolds stays on with Miller-McCoy Academy after board action
Also, interim CEO Andrea Thomas-Reynolds's contract is set to expire. No one has been tapped to fill the spot yet.
Budget concerns dominate meeting, but board is advised of excellent graduation rate as well as perfect immunization program.
Only six of 13 Miller McCoy Academy board members were present for the school's Feb. 25 board meeting.
Tiffany Hardrick and Keith Sanders are accused of ending the school's contract with a bus company without board approval.
Board members for the Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business on Monday received an update on the school’s move toward adopting a new retirement investment plan for its employees. Board finance committee members said they want to find the best option for the school’s longest-serving employees and has looked at what other local charter schools include in their plans.
Board members for New Orleans’ only all-male charter school this week voted to appoint an interim chief executive officer in a meeting that was initially publicized to be held three days later. Andrea Thomas-Reynolds, who has consulted with Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business since September, will run the eastern New Orleans campus through the end of the school year.
At its monthly meeting Monday night, the Miller-McCoy board faced staff and administrators frustrated by a recent restructuring of school leadership and academics. With a $500,000 budget gap caused by lower-than-anticipated enrollment, consultant Andrea Thomas-Reynolds has been working with interim principal Brian Joseph and newly appointed achievement director Janice Bailey-Walker to cut unnecessary staff and consolidate class schedules.
In lieu of a quorum at the Oct. 11 Miller-McCoy board of directors meeting Andrea Thomas-Reynolds, former Algiers Charter Schools Association CEO, updated the board on the school’s charter renewal and extension process.
The Miller-McCoy finance committee hosted a public hearing to review their proposed budget for the upcoming school year. The proposed budget shows a net income of $679, just breaking the school out of the red, but leaving little room for error.
View the proposed budget at this .pdf link.
The Miller-McCoy board of directors met Monday night at Xavier University to review year-end financials and discuss the approaching first day of school. Miller-McCoy finished the fiscal year with a $183,000 surplus, $140,000 more than the finance committee had expected.
Correction: The headline has been revised: the word renewal replaces extension. Another change is marked in the seventh paragraph.
The board of Miller-McCoy Academy met on April 23 to discuss next month’s charter renewal process. The board expects their financial statements, facilities and state test scores to be evaluated before an extension of the charter is approved.
Financial implications of an increase in students with special needs topped the agenda at the monthly meeting of the Miller-McCoy Academy board, April 26. Currently, 13 percent of Miller-McCoy’s enrollment – a total of 67 students – are identified as having special needs, an increase of 22 students that could strain the school’s finances.
Plans for a new building and updates on college placement were highlights of the Miller-McCoy school board’s monthly meeting, Feb. 27.
A recent Recovery School District review of facilities and the acceptance of graduating seniors by four-year colleges were key topics under discussion at the monthly meeting of the Miller-McCoy Academy board, Jan. 23.
The board meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. A new date for the November meeting has yet to be announced at the Miller-McCoy Academy website.
The Miller-McCoy Academy board of directors met for an hour on Oct. 24 to discuss the school’s progress, review financials, and discuss transportation costs.