Group sues to block plan to merge 2 high schools in New Orleans

Aug. 24, 2012
Alumni from Landry High don't want O. Perry Walker High to move into Landry's building

From The New Orleans Times-Picayune: A group of alumni of L.B. Landry High School in New Orleans is taking the state of Louisiana to court over plans to merge the campus with another high school, O. Perry Walker. A lawsuit accuses officials with the state-run Recovery School District of unfairly tagging Landry as a "failing" school and ignoring a statute passed in 2011 that requires the district to come up with a community outreach plan before deciding "on any proposed changes in school governance." District officials announced last year that O. Perry Walker, a relatively high-performing school run by the Algiers Charter Schools Association, would move into Landry's building in 2013. District officials have not spelled out whether the two schools will combine or operate independently on the same campus.

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