Harney Academy to close its doors, school superintendent says

The Edgar P. Harney Spirit of Excellence Academy on Willow Street is losing its charter and is expected to close at the end of the school year, Orleans Parish school Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. told Orleans Parish School Board committee members on Tuesday. Lewis took aim at the charter’s board and said the district has referred some of its findings to the Orleans Parish district attorney’s office, according to to a report by Marta Jewson in The Lens. He discussed several areas of concern, including special education shortcomings, “high-risk” contracts and failure to comply with state law and district policy.

OPSB announces school closures due to severe weather warning

Due to inclement weather from Tropical Storm Gordon, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has announced that all public schools in Orleans Parish will be closed on Tuesday, Sep. 4. Students and families are urged to adhere to city-wide recommendations concerning the storm. Announcements regarding additional days will be forthcoming. The OPSB continues to carefully monitor the development and progress of the storm.