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OPSB ANNOUNCES CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION PUBLIC HEARING FOLLOWED BY MONTHLY OPSB BUSINESS MEETING THURSDAY, APRIL 23 AT 2 P.M. & 3 P.M.

The Public Hearing is expected to continue past 3:00pm.  The live stream of the OPSB Business Meeting will be available here beginning at 3 p.m. 

WHAT: The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has scheduled a virtual public hearing for Charter School Applications on Thursday, April 23 at 2 p.m. followed by the regular monthly OPSB Board Business Meeting at 3 p.m. The meetings will be hosted remotely via teleconference/video conference in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Orleans and to preserve the health and safety of all members of the public. The OPSB will utilize the online platform Zoom to live-stream the committee and board meetings, which will be open for the public to view online and participate.

The board will consider a series of action items. Both agendas will be posted publicly no later than 24 hours in advance of the meetings here. Public comments will be accepted during the live stream of the meeting.

To participate online: The live stream of the Charter School Applications Public Hearing will be available here beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23. To comment online, please submit a public comment card here prior to the start of the meeting or within 30 minutes after the meeting begins. The meeting moderator will announce the speaker at the appropriate time, speaker is to self-identify with the “raise hand” feature at the bottom of the web page, and meeting moderator will unmute audio. The speaker should state their name and address for the record, public comments are limited to two minutes, per policy. Step-by-step instructions to access the Charter School Applications Public Hearing Zoom live-stream can be found here.

The live stream of the OPSB Business Meeting will be available here beginning at 3 p.m. Public comment will be managed as indicated above. The public comment card can be accessed here and step-by-step instruction to access the OPSB Business Meeting Zoom live-stream can be found here.

To participate via phone: To access the Charter School Applications Public Hearing, at 2 p.m., via telephone conference dial 929-205-6099, 312-626-6799, 301-715-8592, or 346-248-7799 and enter 146 271 239 when prompted to enter the meeting ID. To comment via phone, please submit a public comment card here prior to the start of the meeting or within 30 minutes after the meeting begins. The meeting moderator will announce the speaker at the appropriate time, speaker is to self-identify with the “raise hand” feature by dialing *6, and meeting moderator will unmute audio. The speaker should state their name and address for the record, public comments are limited to two minutes, per policy.

To access the OPSB meeting, at 3 p.m., via telephone conference dial 929-205-6099, 312-626-6799, 301-715-8592, or 346-248-7799 and enter 323 782 795 when prompted to enter the meeting ID. Public comment will be managed as indicated above.

For questions regarding the virtual board meeting, please email: BoardMeetingFeedback@opsb.us.

WHEN: Thursday, April 23
                              Charter School Application Public Hearing – 2 p.m.
                              April OPSB Business Meeting – 3 p.m.

WHERE: The live stream will be available here for the Charter School Applications Public Hearing.
                             The live stream will be available here for the OPSB Business Meeting.

WHO: Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB)

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ABOUT NOLA PUBLIC SCHOOLS: NOLA Public Schools is the public school district for Orleans Parish, which includes the district’s elected school board, known as the Orleans Parish School Board and the district’s administration led by NOLA Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis Jr. NOLA Public Schools currently oversees 78 public schools. For more information, visit www.nolapublicschools.com. For updates, follow NOLA Public Schools on Facebook @NOLAPublicSchools, Instagram @nolaps and Twitter @NOLAPSchools.

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