Schools

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...

Orleans Schools Tax and Jefferson Charter Changes

Overview BGR reviews a proposed tax for the upkeep of public schools in New Orleans and 11 propositions to amend the Jefferson Parish charter that voters will decide on December 6, 2014.

BGR Reviews S&WB Reform, Jefferson Tax Renewals

Overview In On the Ballot: October 19, 2013, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on three tax propositions on the ballot in Jefferson Parish and two proposed charter amendments in New Orleans, one of which would reform the Sewerage...

Report Looks at School Board’s Performance as Financial Steward

Overview In The Accidental Steward: The Orleans Parish School Board as a Resource Manager in the Reform Era, BGR examines the School Board’s performance as the financial steward for all public schools in Orleans.

BGR Analyzes State and Local Ballot Propositions

Overview In On the Ballot: November 6, 2012, BGR examines three proposed constitutional amendments, two propositions pertaining to multiple parishes in the New Orleans area, a proposed change to the City of New Orleans charter and two local tax...

On Vouchers: BESE Should Adopt Stronger Accountability Standards

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In this edition of Now, BGR calls on the Louisiana Board of Elementary & Secondary Education to tighten up the proposed criteria and accountability system for school participation in the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program.