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Video: Superintendent Lewis on Finance, Culture of Orleans Parish Schools

Apr 15, 2015

On Wednesday, April 15, newly appointed Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis, Jr. addressed a BGR Breakfast Briefing at IBERIABANK. Stay on top of future BGR events by signing up for emails.

Among other things, Dr. Lewis discussed returning state-authorized charter schools to the School Board, holding all schools to a high standard, ensuring good financial stewardship and changing the School Board’s administrative structure to meet its newfound role as a “portfolio management” organization.

The superintendent explains portfolio management, as it pertains to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in this short clip.

Dr. Lewis also pledged to address financial concerns outlined in a BGR report, The Accidental Steward: The Orleans Parish School Board as a Resource Manager in the Reform Era.

Watch the full video of Dr. Lewis’ remarks below.