Orleans Parish Board Anticipate Local Control for More La. Schools

Thursday, August 2, 2012

With the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, it seems possible -- just possible -- that the public schools in New Orleans that were swept into state hands after the storm may soon begin edging back toward local control.

To be sure, once begun, that process will by no means proceed quickly, at least not without a significant revision of state policy. As is, it could take years or even decades before all of the schools under the Recovery School District, the state's turnaround agency, find themselves back under the city's elected school board.

With the decision in the hands of individual schools, some may ultimately never choose to take that step.

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