It’s Official: Gov. Edwards Signs Into Law the Bill Dissolving State-run RSD

deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog

On May 12, 2016, Louisiana Senate Bill 432 became Act 91 when Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed the legislation into law.

Act 91 returns the state-run Recovery School District (RSD) to the districts from which they came. Of course, Act 91 chiefly affects the 54 charter schools currently comprising the RSD in New Orleans and the return of these schools to the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB). (RSD Baton Rouge is comprised of an additional 9 charter schools, and there is apparently one RSD charter in Caddo Parish.)

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According to Act 91, the transfer of schools back to districts begins effective May 12, 2016 (the date that the governor signed). The local superintendent of the district to which schools will return must submit a plan for the return of schools to the local school board by September 01, 2016. A 13-member advisory board comprised of the local superintendent…

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