Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Excerpt from the article by Diana Samuels, which originally appeared in The Times-Picayune:

At-a-Glance: A proposal to restructure the East Baton Rouge Parish School System took its first step through the Louisiana Legislature Wednesday, passing the Senate education committee.

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This bill provides for a major restructuring of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System, intending to give more autonomy to school principals and put them in charge of issues like budgeting and staffing. They’d also be able to take over tasks like transportation and food service -- though the district’s central office would still be obligated to help with that, if principals want that help.

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Lagniappe: Christine Campbell, senior research and policy director for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, testified that in other districts that have adopted this approach, improvements can be seen within about two to three years.

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