BGR Supports Proposed Policy Changes to Improve NOLA Public Schools’ Finances

December 14, 2020

Today, BGR releases this BGR NOW supporting three policy changes up for consideration by the Orleans Parish School Board that would strengthen NOLA Public Schools’ financial accountability measures and support the district’s financial sustainability. The changes address financial oversight of closing charter schools, public funding returned from closed schools and the district’s use of its General Fund reserves. The proposed policies, as well as a policy the School Board adopted last month, align with findings and recommendations in BGR’s March 2020 report, Learning Curve: A Guide to Navigating School Funding in New Orleans’ Unified District.