BGR Finds Unanswered Questions in School Facilities Plan


Overview BGR’s release, School Facilities Plan Leaves Financing Questions Unanswered, examines the financial component of the School Facilities Master Plan for New Orleans. See also: BGR’s public comment letter BGR’s letter in The Times-Picayune

BGR Analyzes Four Orleans School Tax Renewals

Overview On the Ballot: Orleans Parish School Tax Renewals provides an overview of four New Orleans school property tax millages up for voter renewal on July 19, 2008. The taxes support basic operations and maintenance, among other needs.

Jefferson Parish Ballot Items for Schools, Recreation, Drainage

Overview BGR analyzes three tax propositions to go before voters in Jefferson Parish on March 31, 2007. The propositions would renew property taxes levied parishwide or in large portions of the parish that provide funding for the public schools,...

BGR and PAR Issue Report on Municipal Bankruptcy

Overview BGR and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc. (PAR) have issued a joint report calling for a full appraisal of financial options for local governments in fiscal crisis, including municipal bankruptcy.

BGR Reviews Jefferson Parish Schools’ Tax Renewal

Overview BGR analyzes a property tax renewal for the Jefferson Parish Public School System, considering the taxpayers’ investment and its importance to the school system.

State, Local Issues on the October 4, 2003 Ballot

Overview Among the propositions on the ballot for October 4, 2003, are three constitutional amendments relating to coastal restoration, and another providing for the possible state takeover of failing public schools, many of which are in New Orleans. BGR...

BGR Outlook on Jefferson School Performance, Finances

Overview This edition of BGR’s Outlook series discusses the financial challenges facing the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the current academic performance of its schools.

BGR Views the Jefferson Parish School Board Budget

Overview This issue of Outlook updates the financial status of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools with a focus on the revised fiscal year 1999 and the adopted fiscal year 2000 operating budgets.

The Orleans Parish School Board’s Y2K Project


Overview BGR provides an overview and status report on the Orleans Parish School Board’s new management information system and the computer networking project to bring the Internet and other educational resources to the classroom.

BGR Outlook on the Orleans Parish School Board

Overview This is the first report in BGR’s Outlook series on the Orleans Parish School Board. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the Board’s fiscal outlook with a focus on the FY 1999 (July...