New Orleans' school systems consider agreement for troubled youth

Friday, March 14, 2014

New Orleans' two school systems could be on the verge of an unprecedented collaboration to benefit the city's neediest children. The Orleans Parish School Board's legal committee approved a cooperative agreement Thursday with the state Recovery School District that would help students with severe disabilities, persistent school absences, prison histories and other issues.

The systems have found approximately $12.6 million over the next two years from a variety of sources to pay for the programs.

The vote was 4-1, with Cynthia Cade opposed and Ira Thomas absent. President Nolan Marshall Jr. is an ex officio committee member who votes only to break ties.

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