On Wednesday afternoon, in a corner of the East New Orleans Public Library, the Treme Charter School Association held their final board meeting, ending a five-year struggle by the community group to upgrade a troubled elementary school. “Looking back we needed more money and more time,” said former board president Rosalyn Smith.
The school’s impending closure and how to assist students in furthering their education elsewhere were among primary concerns at this month’s meeting of the Sojourner Truth board of directors, April 17. Juniors and seniors were scheduled to attend a college fair on Thursday at Landry High School to talk with representatives of several Louisiana colleges.
By Jessica Williams, The Lens staff writer |
Citing discontent with the current administration, at least five teachers or staffers at a doomed charter school have already resigned or have plans to not return after the Christmas holidays, The Lens has learned. Parents and students at Sojourner Truth Academy were told last month that the governing board is surrendering its charter and that the school will close at the end of the academic year in May because of lagging test scores.