Orleans Parish School Board Outlines Draft Vision And Goals For Unified District, Invites Public Comment Before Adoption

NEW ORLEANS – The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has released a draft of A Unified Path Forward, which outlines the OPSB’s draft vision and goals for New Orleans public schools. This follows a nearly yearlong community engagement process where thousands of stakeholders provided feedback and ideas through surveys, town halls and public working sessions with the elected school board. 

Now, the OPSB is inviting the public to review the draft vision and goals and provide additional feedback before it is finalized later this month. On July 1, 2018 all New Orleans public schools will be under the OPSB’s oversight. The draft plan will inform the way forward for all New Orleans public schools, including charters. 

The OPSB’s stated draft vision ensures every student receives a high-quality education that fosters his or her individual capabilities, while ensuring they thrive and are prepared for civic, social and economic success. 

The document highlights several specific draft goals to achieve this vision. These include:

  • Advance equity for all students and families
  • Increase the share of student at or above grade level in reading and math

  •  Raise the high school graduation rate and improve graduates’ readiness for future success
  • Improve high school graduates’ readiness for future success
 
  • Increase the number of students attending “A” and “B” schools
Increase the diversity of the schools and programs offered to students and families
  • Expand access to early childhood education
 
  • Increase public engagement and public confidence in the school system

The full draft can be found on the OPSB’s
 website and will remain available for comment through Nov. 16. 

The OPSB currently oversees 41 schools, including 20 networked Charter schools, 17 non-networked Charter schools, four network schools and one educational program for students in secure care facilities. 

For more information on OPSB, visit www.opsb.us and OPSB Facebook and Twitter (@_OPSB) pages.

 

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