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The School Facilities Master Plan is a comprehensive plan for the Orleans Parish public schools. The plan will serve as a blueprint to guide future school renovations and new construction. It is a joint project of the Recovery School District (RSD) and the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). Visit the website for more information. moreless
This guide is a must-have for all parents of New Orleans public school children. Download the guide at Nolaparentsguide.org for information on open public schools, policies, school administration, how to register, and more. The new edition includes information about several new schools coming online for the 2009-2010 school year, a simple explanation of how to apply for and enroll in schools, updated data about schools and other exciting new features. You can also find copies at most public schools and public library branches in New Orleans. Check the site regularly for updates and other public school resources.moreless
New Orleans public/RSD school registration deadline was March 30th. Most public schools in New Orleans, both traditional and charter, are banding together to offer a Common Application form and unified timeline for parent notification and student registration. Parents who are enrolling students in public school for the first time or who are looking for a different public school for their children can use the Common Application form to apply to any participating school and can also apply for multiple schools.
The applications are currently available at any participating school, the Recovery School District's Welcome School, at 2239 Poydras St., the Orleans Parish School Board Office, 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, and online at www.rsdla.net.moreless
This online listings, put together by the Lens, features profiles of all New Orleans public, charter, and Recovery School District schools. The information includes test scores, extracurricular activities, admission criteria, and neighborhood and school demographics to help parents choose the best schools for their children. moreless
If you need help finding available child care in the New Orleans area, call Agenda For Children's Child Care Resources Program for a free referral. You can get help finding quality schools, child care centers, family child care homes, summer camps, nursery schools, and before/after school programs. Call 1-800-486-1712 or 504-586-8509 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Louisiana Department of Education website features the latest information on schools in Louisiana. Find out about school openings in affected parishes as well as details about the Recovery School District.
The website also contains resources for teachers and students. moreless
Connect2Educate provides a means and an opportunity for schools and resource providers to share information, make personal contact, and determine interest in pursuing the connection of that resource to the school and its constituents. This organization aims to keep schools informed of the wide array of services and resources at their disposal, help school leaders make informed and logical decisions about programming for their students, encourage better coordination between school needs and available services, and to help service providing organizations increase visibility and impact of services.moreless
OPEN is a New Orleans-based nonprofit committed to ensuring that there is an informed and engaged community that exercises influence on policy and programs to realize excellence and equity for every child in public schools in New Orleans.
EducateNow! is a site dedicated to the ongoing reforms in the New Orleans public school system. It has excellent mailing list options with updates about Charter Schools, the RSD and other K-12 information.moreless
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars helps provide educational opportunities for Jefferson Parish Public School students through scholarships and academic support. Find out more about college scholarships, academic enrichment scholarships, and ACT prep programs by calling (504) 831-1565 moreless
The Louisiana Department of Education offers the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). All participants who are recipients of FITAP, Food Stamp, FDPIR assistance units, SSI or Medicaid are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits. Click the link for eligibility requirements or call 877-453-2721.moreless
TeachNOLA is a program designed to recruit and train motivated individuals to teach in the New Orleans Recovery School District. You do not need an education degree to join this program. Visit the website for more information.moreless
Louisiana TeachNext is an innovative degree program at Delgado and Nunez community colleges in New Orleans designed to attract talented individuals looking for a flexible and cost-effective way to pursue a college degree and begin the path toward becoming certified elementary teachers.
FHF is an information and referral service for people with disabilities and their families, including information on educational services and other needs. Visit the website or call (504) 888-9111 or (800) 766-7736.
The ISAS New Orleans has information about several independent schools (charters, religious-affiliated and private) including Open House schedules at http://www.isasneworleans.org/documents/docs/ISAS%20OPEN%20HOUSE_wlinks.pdfmoreless
The SRTC business tax credit for Louisiana businesses is pretty straightforward. A business can donate up to $5,000 to a CCR&R and get 100% of their money back on the Louisiana income taxes. Upon receipt of the donation, we send them a letter and a receipt.
When the business files their income taxed with the Louisiana Department of Revenue, they will claim the credit and attach the receipt as documentation. Because it’s a refundable tax credit, if the business owes less than the amount of their donation, the state will actually write them a check.
So, if a business donated $5,000 but only owed $4,000 in taxes, the state will mail them a $1,000 check. The refundable credit can be taken against individual income tax, corporation income tax, or corporation franchise tax depending on the business’s entity type.
The Louisiana Department of Revenue also offers some additional information, including links to the relevant laws, on their web site: http://www.revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/individual/school_readiness.aspx#taxcred5. It’s the very last tax credit mentioned on the page.
The Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants recently highlighted the program in their newsletter in an article available at http://www.lcpa.org/lagniappe_Oct12_schoolreadiness.html.