Schools

BGR Examines Jefferson Parish School Tax Proposal

Overview The report analyzes a May 4, 2019 tax proposition in Jefferson Parish for a new 7.9-mill tax to fund pay raises for teachers and other school employees. The new tax would run for 10 years, beginning in 2019....

BGR Examines Proposed Jefferson School Tax

Overview BGR examines the proposed 10-year millage to provide additional funding to increase the pay of Jefferson Parish School Board teachers and other employees.

BGR Examines Proposed Orleans School Tax Renewals

Overview BGR analyzes the proposed 10-year renewals of three existing property taxes for Orleans Parish public schools that voters will decide on October 14, 2017.

BGR Views Jefferson Sales and Property Tax Renewals

Overview BGR studies four dedicated taxes up for renewal on the December 10, 2016 in Jefferson Parish: a sales tax for parish sewerage, road and drainage projects, law enforcement and municipal governments in Jefferson; and three property taxes for...

Two-Authorizer Structure Critical to Charter Schools’ Success

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Overview In One Plus One: The Dual Authorizer Structure and the Future of New Orleans Schools, BGR seeks to inform lawmakers and the public about the charter authorizing structure in Orleans Parish and the potential risks that accompany a...

School Board Improving Financial Stewardship

Overview In School Board Takes a Key Step Toward Better Stewardship, BGR commends the Orleans Parish School Board for taking steps to preserve the bulk of its $45 million operating reserve for the benefit of the system as a...