Nearly a year after Audubon Charter students moved out of their Broadway Street campus in preparation for a major renovation and expansion project there, major construction efforts will begin there Monday and end in time for students to return in the fall of 2014, officials say.
Audubon Charter School plans to begin taking concrete steps this fall toward the possibility of creating a new high school, officials said Saturday morning.
Meanwhile, Orleans Parish school officials are hoping to find a way to start renovations on the school’s Broadway campus even as negotiations continue with neighbors over a pending lawsuit.
The Audubon Charter School governing board will hear updates on renovations to the Broadway campus, admissions, and on each of its academic programs at its monthly meeting Saturday morning in the Carrollton campus cafeteria.
The meeting of the Audubon Charter School governing board scheduled for Saturday has been canceled, according to an email from school operations manager Alisa Dupre. The school website will be updated when the meeting is rescheduled.
With the contractor already preparing Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus site for construction, an unresolved lawsuit by neighbors could prevent any work from beginning, officials said Thursday night.
Audubon Charter School will discuss its plans for the Carrollton campus renovations at a meeting of the school’s governing board on Saturday, and its plans for the renovation and expansion of the Broadway campus at a neighborhood meeting Thursday, officials said.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking public input on the upcoming renovation and expansion of Audubon Charter School’s historic Broadway Street campus.
Orleans Parish schools could be receive less money from the state per-pupil next year than in years past because of the new private-school voucher program recently signed by the governor, and Audubon School officials are concerned about how that will impact next year’s budget.
The governing board of Audubon Charter School will hold its April monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the cafeteria of the Broadway campus, and will discuss ongoing renovation efforts there and at the Carrollton campus, according to the meeting agenda.
Audubon Charter School is planning an open house Saturday at its new temporary campus at the old Jean Gordon site in Gentilly, so that parents of current students can get a look at their children’s classrooms before they return to school Monday.
Audubon Charter School will restore its 3-year-old pre-kindergarten class next year and begin exploring the possibility of opening a new high school, its governing board decided in an eventful meeting Saturday morning.
Leaders of two French-immersion public charter schools in Uptown New Orleans, Audubon Charter School and Lycée Français de la Nouvelle Orléans, both made efforts this week to dispute allegations that their admissions procedures favor students from wealthy families.