The International School of Louisiana stepped forward Wednesday on its expansion to the Holy Name of Mary campus in Algiers, authorizing a potential lease agreement that allow the workers to begin in February preparing for the next school year.
The International School of Louisiana is in negotiations to move into the former site of a Catholic school in Algiers Point for its new West Bank location, school officials said.
School officials have already met with the Archdiocese of New Orleans several times about the Holy Name of Mary School on Olivier Street, and the two entities are now attempting to determine if the building can be rented for a price within the charter school’s budget, said Sean Wilson, head of school. The hope is to have an agreement by the middle of the month, officials said.
Uptown needs better parking enforcement in its residential areas and possibly more parking meters on several blocks of Magazine, the area’s city councilwoman told administrators in a Tuesday morning meeting that dealt with parking issues across the city.
District B Councilwoman Stacy Head, who chairs the city’s public-works committee, described a litany of parking-related complaints she’s received from some Uptown neighborhoods, including Delachaise, Broadmoor, Climana and several others. People park on the street too close to driveways, making it difficult for residents to pull out. They park over the sidewalks, making them difficult for pedestrians with baby strollers or in wheelchairs to pass. On one-way streets, they park the wrong way, making it difficult for others to pass.