DOWNSVILLE, La. (AP) - Parents in Downsville say they want to preserve their community school and they are willing to charter the school to ensure they do. The News-Star reports the Union Parish School Board recently accepted an application for Downsville Charter School which would create a kindergarten through 12th... more »
The new charter school in St. Landry Parish, J.S. Clark Leadership Academy, got the ball rolling Friday night, with one of its first meetings for parents that focused on enrollment.
"I am so interested and so ready for this charter school to start, it's a long time coming," said... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Department of Education officials say they will launch an investigation of Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School. The Baton Rouge school is operated by the Pelican Educational Foundation. The foundation also runs Abramson Science and Technology Charter School in New Orleans, which was closed... more »
A proposal for a new charter school is in the works in St. Landry and Lafayette Parish. The charter school in Lafayette, Harvest Prearatory Academy, has been denied twice, but a proposal was resubmitted a few weeks ago. Tiffanie Lewis, Executive Director of Outreach Community Development Corporation, said children deserve... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) The Union Parish School Board wants an expedited opinion from the First Circuit Court of Appeal on its petition to change the way that the D'Arbonne Woods Charter school is funded. The school board also wants the replacement of $419,000 in funding that it says unlawfully went... more »
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) The Union Parish School District will ask an appeals court to review a recent court decision that system officials say could have a significant impact on the district's finances in years to come. The ruling by state District Judge Todd Hernandez in Baton Rouge rejected the district's... more »
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) A state judge in Baton Rouge has ruled that the board of Elementary and Secondary Education can take money from local school boards to pay for charter schools in the district. Union Parish Superintendent Steve Dozier says he'd like a more detailed explanation of Monday's ruling by... more »
FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says he's confident the school system will win its lawsuit against a charter school and the state education department. He spent Wednesday in state court in Baton Rouge, where Judge Todd Hernandez said he will rule quickly. Union Parish says the... more »
The Lafayette Parish School Board is considering a proposal for a new charter school in Lafayette. The non-profit Outreach Community Development Corporation has proposed starting a charter school at N.P. Moss Middle School.
The item is being considered at Wednesday's school board meeting. It's unclear whether or not a... more »