Judge Rules New Orleans Board Must Revote on Charters
The New Orleans school board’s decision to open its first post-Hurricane Katrina group of 13 schools as charter schools was declared void last week by a local judge, who ruled that the panel’s vote violated the state’s open-meetings law.
At a hearing in nearby Ascension Parish on Oct. 27, Civil District Court Judge Lloyd Medley barred the school board from taking any action on charter schools until it properly posts the required 24-hour public notice of its intent to do so, and explains clearly in the notice that it plans to vote on a charter application.
“Once the board properly notices the meeting, they can go ahead and move forward,” said Regina H. Bartholomew,...
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