Their school, Morris Jeff, was in the middle of the Aug. 5 flood that paralyzed the city and seeped into homes. So when they learned that the subject of a LEGO robot competition was water, they didn't have to think hard to come up with a problem. Since then, they've been working on a solution.
The move by the Morris Jeff board to establish a contract with the union is the second action by a city charter school in the past month, following Benjamin Franklin High School, that indicates teachers — and school operators — may be willing to give unions a role in education.
The faculty will now be associated with the United Teachers of New Orleans.
New report shows school leaders admitted to screening students to get the best.
Twenty school boards have a little over a month to decide whether they want to stay with the RSD or return to the auspices of the Orleans Parish School Board.
Five charter organizations have meetings this week and could take up the issue.
Review the Morris Jeff Community School draft budget for 2014-15.
Review the agenda for the Morris Jeff Community School Board meeting on Thursday April 17, at 6pm.
Contractor has an incentive to finish early.
Contractor has an incentive to finish early.
School mourns loss of beloved pre-K instructor Jerry Foxworth, a veteran New Orleans public school teacher.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m.
Unexpected MFP funding yields $250,000 bonanza beyond budget projections.
Some charter leaders are wary of power shifts on an elected board. Others just don't like those in office now.
It was one of 17 schools that have the option of returning to Orleans Parish School Board oversight.
Meeting is at 7 p.m., preceded by a 6 p.m. community-comment period.
Teachers union proposes creation of a formal hiring policy.
School must decide whether to stay under Recovery School District or return to Orleans Parish School Board.
Charter boards overseeing 17 schools must decide by the end of the year if they want to move from the Recovery School District to the Orleans Parish School Board. But there are still reasons for schools to stay put, such as funding issues and concerns about the management and leadership of the local school system.
Board holds retreat, looks for ways to gather data from the school.
Leaders seek better process for approving school handbooks.
School budget currently showing a net loss of about $20,000.
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.
Strong fundraising and late grants helped up the income for last year.
Some students who have to travel across town, or across the river, must be at their stop before 6 a.m. Martin Berhman, located on the West Bank, starts picking up kids in eastern New Orleans at 5:42 a.m. Parents say they're willing to deal with early mornings in order to send their kids to better schools.
School starting dates vary throughout the month of August.
Board also discusses staggering terms of its members to keep several terms from expiring at the same time
Formed with the support of 94 percent of staff, The Morris Jeff Association of Educators will be solely comprised of the school's employees.
School finance leader says he isn't counting on increases in grant funding for special education students.
The school hosts a public hearing on its budget tonight at 6 p.m.
A public hearing is set for Monday at 6 p.m. at the school.
The church will serve as a temporary location until the school settles at the Fisk-Howard Elementary School site at 211 South Lopez St.
The March 2 auction raised more than $10,000.
Board president apologizes, says it is highly unusual for the doors to the meeting to be locked.
But RSD official says all Type 5 charters have to pay about $90 per student for school property insurance. With $17,438 in charges so far, Morris Jeff documents show the school is on track to spend more than five times what it projected in property insurance expenses for the year.
As the lease for Morris Jeff Community School is set to expire at the end of the school year, board members at Thursday’s meeting were anxious to find a new location for the school’s students.
Board members for the Morris Jeff Community School spent much of their Dec. 11 meeting shoring up ways they hope to strengthen their governance over the 275-student campus.
The Morris Jeff Community School Board cancelled their meeting last night. Only three members were able to attend, too few for quorum.
At the monthly Morris Jeff Community School board meeting Thursday, Principal Patricia Perkins said the school met its goal for 275 students, as of the official Oct.1 count. To accommodate the growth, board members considered an array of temporary locations, ranging from the West Bank to New Orleans East.
Review the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting here.
With a finances in good shape and a new playground in prospect, directors of the Morris Jeff Community School declared the year off to a promising start at their monthly meeting Sept. 20.
While the line of students hoping to enter its doors grows, Morris Jeff still needs to bolster achievement inside school walls, the board learned at its meeting June 21, which included a discussion of the school’s budget. Already one over its sixty student cap for pre-Kindergarten, the school has a 76-student waiting list.
The Morris Jeff board of directors discussed expanded operations and a projected year-end surplus this time next year at its 2012-13 budget hearing on May 24. Principal Patricia Perkins is anticipating surpluses for the next two years as the school rebuilds its reserve fund and prepares to move to the former Fisk-Howard site on Rendon Street in 2014-15. With $3,045,960 in revenues and $2,967,110 in expenses projected for 2012-13, next year’s budget is predicted to produce a $78,850 surplus.
Morris Jeff’s proposed budget for 2012-13 anticipates a bigger school and correspondingly higher costs. With at least 60 additional students expected to enroll next fall, revenues are projected to jump by $500,000 to $3 million while expenses rise by $400,000, also to $3 million
With the incoming pre-kindergarten class and expansion to fourth grade, next year’s student count is projected to hit 335.
The Morris Jeff board discussed board expansion, green space, and a year-end deficit at their monthly meeting, May 17. With the board one member short of the seven mandated by charter law, board chair Aesha Rasheed called for nominations at their April meeting.
View the proposed budget documents at the following link here.
More than 200 parents participated in April’s student-led parent conferences, the highest number in the school’s history, board members learned at their April 26 monthly meeting. Preliminary application data for the coming year show high demand for Morris Jeff Community School, principal Patricia Perkins reported. One hundred thirty-four pre-kindergarten applicants made Morris Jeff their first choice.
The Morris Jeff board of directors focused on plans for a new building at their monthly meeting, March 15, and principal Patricia Perkins said she is determined to have the building ready for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the ongoing community engagement phase, the Recovery School District and the Verges Rome architecture firm are seeking input on where to put the building, how far it should be set back from adjacent streets and other topics.
Review the agenda for the school board governing Morris Jeff here.
Morris Jeff Community School’s enrollment increased by six students in January, bringing the total to 257, board members learned at their monthly meeting, Feb. 15.
View the agenda for tomorrow’s board meeting here.
A clean audit was the highlight of the board of director’s monthly meeting, Jan. 19.
Here is the agenda for tomorrow’s board meeting at Morris Jeff Community School.
Directors of the Morris Jeff Community School gathered at 6 p.m. Dec.
The agenda for Thursday’s board meeting at Morris Jeff is now available here.
The Board of Directors for Morris Jeff Community School released the agenda for their meeting on November 17. Review it here.
Review the details of the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting at the following link: MJCS Board Agenda.10.27.2011
The board of Morris Jeff Community School met at 6 p.m. Sept.
See the detailed agenda at the following link.