Louisiana official spells out path for New Orleans schools to leave Recovery District

Sept. 14, 2010
To return to local control, schools must rise out of "academically unacceptable" category

From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has presented his recommendations on whether 68 New Orleans schools should stay in the Recovery School District or return to local control. Under Pastorek's plan, schools meeting academic eligibility standards will have the option of leaving the Recovery District beginning in the 2012-2013 school year. For charter schools, the charter board would decide whether to remain with the Recovery District or sign up with a locally governed board. The plan also says that Recovery District schools still underperforming after five years should be either restructured or closed. Most of district's 22 direct-run schools fall in this category, setting the stage for most of them to either close or become charters.

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