Nov 172012

Construction equipment stands ready Saturday morning at Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus. (Robert Morris,

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. Continue reading »

Jul 282012

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. Continue reading »

Jun 222012

Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus.

The sidewalks and crosswalks around Audubon Charter School will be made safer and more walkable with $250,000 worth of upgrades, based on a federal grant secured by a Tulane public health program, officials said. Continue reading »

May 312012

A trailer has been set up on the grounds of Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus in anticipation of construction beginning on the expansion project there. (Robert Morris,

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. Continue reading »

May 252012

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. Continue reading »

Apr 212012

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. Continue reading »

Apr 122012

Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus.

Renovations on Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus are scheduled to begin this month, neighbors learned Wednesday night, while Benjamin Banneker prepares to move to a new campus in Hollygrove. Continue reading »

Mar 172012

Audubon Charter School's Carrollton campus, photographed in January. ( file photo by Sabree Hill)

With more than $2 milllion allocated for repairs to the main building at Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton campus, school leaders are now hoping to focus the attention of the Orleans Parish School Board on the condition of the aging portable buildings there. Continue reading »

Jan 212012

The fifth grade class of Audubon Charter School held a garage-sale fundraiser at their Carrollton campus, which is now line for a $2.2 million renovation. (Sabree Hill,

The Orleans Parish School Board’s operations team is recommending $2.3 million in renovations to Audubon Charter School’s Carrollton campus, officials said Saturday. Continue reading »

Jan 082012

Charlotte Meyn, 3, and Lola Meyn, 6, look at books in a Montessori classroom at Audubon Charter School's open house at its new temporary campus at the old Jean Gordon site in Gentilly Saturday afternoon. The open house gave parents of current students a look at classrooms before their children return to school Monday. (Sabree Hill,

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Dec 302011

Audubon Charter School's Broadway campus.

A lawsuit filed this month by neighbors upset over traffic and other issues at Audubon Charter School’s Broadway campus is likely to prevent any permits from being issued to begin renovations there in the immediate future — just as Audubon teachers and staff are moving out of that building into a temporary facility in Gentilly. Continue reading »

Nov 192011

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. Continue reading »