Credit-card use questioned at Sophie B. Wright; Bricolage to spend second year at Touro; ISL leads applications via OneApp


Independent auditors have raised questions about thousands of dollars of credit card spending at Sophie B. Wright Charter School; Bricolage Academy will spend a second year at its temporary home at Touro Infirmary; and the International School of Louisiana drew the most early applications of any school under the city’s new OneApp admissions process, according to recent reports.

At Sophie B. Wright, auditors initially pointed out more than $14,000 in undocumented charges to school credit cards, but school officials say they have traced most of the spending to RTA bus tokens and office supplies, according to a report by Jessica Williams of The Lens. About $1,600 remains unaccounted for, Williams reports.

Bricolage Academy, which opened this year in classrooms at Touro Synagogue, will spend another year there while the school administration searches for a new facility for the 2014-15 school year, according to a report by Sam Nelson for The Lens. The school’s 75 kindergarteners are showing strong growth in reading, Nelson reports.

“The International School of Louisiana received more applications than any other early-admission program in OneApp, 940 for an estimated 275 openings at two New Orleans campuses,” writes Danielle Dreilinger for The Times-Picayune, but school leader Sean Wilson still has concerns about the new system. In a separate article, Dreilinger explores how other schools are handling the OneApp system.

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