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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 24-28

(New Orleans – January 31, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is pleased to announce 20,773 COVID-19 tests were administered last week, yielding a positive test rate of 2.8% among its students and staff. That's down more than two percent from last week's testing data, showing our schools' COVID safety measures are working and continuing to do th...

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NOLA-PS provides update on COVID-19 impact in schools: Jan. 17-21

(New Orleans – January 24, 2022) - NOLA Public Schools is pleased to announce that the positive test rates among its students and staff continue to decline after the surge related to the Omicron variant, indicating that COVID safety measures are doing their part to preserve in-person learning. The NOLA-PS school community tested more than 15,000 in...

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Backed by OPSB, NOLA-PS Superintendent Makes Recommendations for Distribution of District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA)

The change to the DLFA will be in effect for next two years (New Orleans – January 21, 2021) — NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. received the support of the Orleans Parish School Board in making the following recommendations for the distribution of the District Level Funding Allocation (DLFA). Following the advic...

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OPSB Passes Policy Requiring All Its Employees to Receive COVID-19 Booster Shots

(New Orleans – January 20, 2022) — All Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) employees will now be required to receive a booster shoot, thanks to a policy passed unanimously by the OPSB this evening. The board amended its current COVID-19 Vaccination policy, to include a mandate that all School Board employees receive any of the COVID-19 booster shots...

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OPSB Votes in New Board President & Vice President

(New Orleans – January 18, 2022) — During its regular monthly board meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) unanimously voted to install Olin G. Parker as its President and Dr. Jancarlos (J.C) Wagner Romero as its Vice President. "I'd like to thank my fellow board members for your belief in me. I think we have a very experienced, very colle...

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Mark Your Calendars! Jan. 21 is the Deadline to Enroll for NOLA-PS’ 2022-2023 School Year

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) – The annual application process, now called the NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP), for children enrolling in NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) for the 2022-2023 school year is closing this Friday, Jan. 21. Families have until this Friday at midnight to go through NCAP and apply to schools online. Matches will t...

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ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZED FOR SERVICE IN JANUARY

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS), along with other school districts throughout Louisiana, celebrates School Board Recognition Month every January. More than 640 locally elected school board members throughout our state will be recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education....

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OPSB Hosts First Innovation & Stability Committee Meeting

(New Orleans – January 19, 2022) — To bring together community members, education experts, and public agencies with deep interest in the success of public education in New Orleans, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has formed the Innovation & Stability Committee (ISC). The board established this new committee meeting as a way to propose, v...

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NOLA-PS COVID-19 Weekly Update

(New Orleans – January 18, 2022) - Robust testing for COVID-19 among students and staff has continued, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) is happy to report our school community's positive test rate has dropped by more than half, compared to last week. Our school community has done an outstanding job of ensuring our students and staff receive COVID-...

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NOLA-PS to Move NSNO’s Population Trends Presentation to Feb. Board Meeting

(New Orleans – January 18, 2021) —NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will be moving the presentation on population trends, provided by New Schools for New Orleans (NSNO) and related to right-sizing the District, to next month's Feb. 17 Orleans Parish School Board meeting. The presentation has been postponed from the January board meeting to next month's...

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NOLA-PS COVID Case Tracker Updates to Resume Tuesday, Jan. 18

(New Orleans – January 14, 2022) – The District and its community of schools will be off Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Since students will not be in class, NOLA Public Schools will resume updating the COVID-19 Case Tracker Tuesday, Jan. 18. ###  About NOLA Public Schools: NOLA Public Schools is the public school...

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NOLA-PS COVID-19 Update Amid Omicron Surge

(New Orleans – January 10, 2022) - Due to robust testing among students and staff, we have strong evidence that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has impacted NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) at levels comparable to the community spread detected throughout New Orleans. Our school community has done an outstanding job of ensuring our students and staff r...

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Media Alert: COVID-19 Testing for Return to School and NOLA-PS to Host Media Availability to Discuss Updated COVID-19 Guidance as Classes Resume After Winter Break

WHAT: COVID-19 testing for students and staff preparing to return to school will take place today at L.B. Landry High School today, and NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) will discuss updated COVID-19 precautions and guidance for students, families and staff. Opportunity for media to take photos and collect B-roll of testing program. WHEN: Monday, Janua...

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NOLA-PS Issues Statement about Return to School

(New Orleans – December 30, 2021) — In preparation for the return to school next week, NOLA Public Schools administration is continuing its close work with its health advisors, city of New Orleans health officials and the Louisiana Department of Health. In advance of this return, the administration has made additional COVID-19 testing resources ava...

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NOLA-PS Supports City’s Efforts to Vaccinate Children 5 and Older

(New Orleans – December 16, 2021) — Today, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and city health officials issued an expansion to its proof of vaccination requirement to include children 5 to 11 years old to help keep the Omicron variant at bay. NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) fully supports the mayor's directive and our schools' efforts to encourage students and fa...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

(New Orleans – December 13, 2021) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) continues to be committed to the health and safety of our school community. This week's COVID Tracker provides an update for the week of Dec. 6-Dec. 10. As of Friday, Dec. 10, the District is tracking a total of 30 active cases of COVID-19 (6 staff; 24 students) among 24 schools in o...

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NOLA-PS Superintendent Delivers His School Contract Renewal Recommendations to the Orleans Parish School Board

(New Orleans – December 8, 2020)— During its annual, standard evaluation of contract renewals based on school performance, NOLA Public Schools' (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. has recommended renewing 17 of the 18 public schools whose contracts will expire at the end of the current 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Lewis presented the re...

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New Guide Highlights Specialized Programs for Students with Disabilities Across New Orleans Public Schools

Guide Showcases Specialized Programs at Schools Citywide Along with New Referral Process to Improve Student Access; Part of Multiyear Effort by NOLA Public Schools, Center for Learner Equity, and Schools to Scale and Improve Student Access to Specialized Programs New Orleans, LA -- For the first time in the city's post-Katrina school system familie...

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NOLA-PS Weekly COVID-19 Related Updates

(New Orleans – December 6, 2021) - NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) continues to be committed to the health and safety of our school community. This week's COVID Tracker provides an update for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 3. As of Friday, Dec. 3, the District is tracking a total of 22 active cases of COVID-19 (4 staff; 18 students) among 13 schools in our...

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NOLA-PS Statement on Release of SPS Scores during COVID-19 Pandemic

(New Orleans - December 3, 2021) – NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) Superintendent Dr. Henderson Lewis, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the Louisiana Department of Education's release of the statewide simulated School Performance Scores (SPS) for the 2020-2021 school year as schools and districts faced challenges presented by the COVID-19...

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