A 28-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night outside a club on Dryades Street, New Orleans police said.
By Della Hasselle and Robert Morris
Lusher Charter School’s governing board voted unanimously Saturday to seek a court order against a new school funding formula, on the grounds that the Louisiana constitution specifically prohibits funding schools different from parish to parish.
The Audubon Charter School board also voted Saturday to continue exploring similar legal action, though school administrators will return to the board before making a final decision.
Two homes on Louisiana Avenue at the edge of the Irish Channel were heavily damaged in a fire that broke out overnight, killing four pets, New Orleans authorities said Saturday morning.
The man charged in a series of home-invasions last month in the university area — and a suspect in two sexual assaults — has been removed from electronic monitoring and allowed to leave the state, according to court records.
The task force charged with creating a new formula for distributing state education funding to New Orleans schools announced its final recommendations Wednesday, with a vote scheduled for early next month by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Lusher, Audubon and Samuel J. Green charter schools, Tulane University and City Hall will all be closing early today (Tuesday, Feb. 23) because of the sudden threat of severe weather.
By Chunlin Leonhard
The Act 467 Working Group has recently proposed to revamp New Orleans public school funding formulas intending to increase funding for children with special needs. While this is a laudable goal, the proposed new formula takes desperately needed funds away from schools serving children from middle class families of all races. The proposed funding formula threatens to undo recent progress in making high quality public schools a realistic and viable option for middle class parents of all races. Taking desperately needed funds away from schools such as Audubon Charter School, Warren Easton, Ben Franklin, Edward Hynes, Lusher, McMain, and McDonogh #35 Academy, will only serve to weaken public school education overall by forcing middle class parents out of the New Orleans public school system.
Low water pressure is expected Tuesday afternoon on Pitt, Arabella and Joseph streets, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
New Orleans police are seeking the public’s help identifying two women wanted for breaking into a vehicle on Freret Street, authorities said.
Lusher Charter School could be as close to a week away to decision whether to file a lawsuit over a proposed change to state education funding formulas, even after a leading advocate for New Orleans charter schools called the information Lusher is providing to the public “incomplete and wrong.”
Most of Uptown New Orleans between South Claiborne Avenue or Earhart Boulevard and the river should receive historic-district protection against demolitions — with much stricter standards on St. Charles and Carrollton avenues, according to a unanimous recommendation Wednesday night by a committee of residents appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
More than three hours of impassioned arguments by neighbors Wednesday against the Carrollton Boosters’ proposed new soccer complex on The Fly garnered little more from the New Orleans City Council than a promise to provide better advance notice in the future and a scolding for the tenor of some of the complaints about it.