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Hammond area voters consider school tax on May 3

WDSU New Orleans: The Tangipahoa Parish School Board is asking voters in Consolidated School District No. 1 to approve a 10-year, 15-mill property tax for the programs. A similar proposition was narrowly defeated on May 4, 2013. School Board Vice Chairman Brett Duncan ...
Tangipahoa Parish seeks to expand pre-K programs

- 1 month earlier @ bayoubuzz.com: The Tangipahoa Parish School System is looking into expanding pre-kindergarten programs at schools across the parish. Board Vice President Brett Duncan asked his fellow board members on Feb. 11 to approve resolution calling on Superintendent Mark ...

System looking to buy land near middle school

- 1 month earlier @ bayoubuzz.com: AMITE — A member of a grassroots organization in Independence asked Tangipahoa Parish School Board members on Tuesday to quickly finalize a plan to buy land next to Independence Middle School to build new facilities for the school. Larry Holland ...

Injunctions lifted that prevented Tangipahoa school voucher program

- 1 month earlier @ theadvocate.com: The Tangipahoa Parish School Board and the attorney representing the plaintiffs in the board's long-standing desegregation lawsuit filed a motion in September 2012 asking U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to block the law passed in the 2012 ...

Amite discusses new gym

- 1 month earlier @ hammondstar.com: Discussion regarding the status of Amite High School's old gymnasium led to a brief shouting match between a current and former school board member Tuesday at the Tangipahoa Parish School System's Central Office. Pastor Jimmy “JA” Richardson, ...

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Hammond area voters consider school tax on May 3 - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Hammond-area voters will take another look on May 3 at passing a tax millage to support Hammond schools' magnet and accelerated programs.

$2.6M in attorney fees: $1.7M for defense; $942K for plaintiffs

Lawyers for the plaintiffs' have been paid thousands of dollars less in attorneys' fees as compared with lawyers for the school board in Tangipahoa's desegregation case, a Daily Star public records request shows. The Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School ...

Attorney Nelson Taylor speaks in Hammond

Attorney Nelson D. Taylor was 27 and fresh out of law school when his involvement began with the parish schools desegregation case known as Joyce Marie Moore v. Tangipahoa Parish School Board. Black father M.C. Moore lodged the initial complaint in ...

Court OKs 2 Tangipahoa Schools projects

WRAL.com: HAMMOND, La. — A federal judge overseeing Tangipahoa's longstanding school desegregation case has OKd two capital projects sought by the parish School Board. They include the addition of a carpool line for Hammond Westside Elementary at a cost of ...

TPSB to end delegation meetings

In an effort to reach unitary status — or recognized desegregation by the court system — the Tangipahoa Parish School Board plans to end the practice of holding delegation meetings and to implement a parishwide capital improvement committee instead.

State charter school applications feature for-profits, New Orleans expansion

The Times-Picayune: Louisiana has 117 charter schools already in operation, 83 of which are authorized by the state and the rest authorized by local school boards. Fifteen new state charters will open in the fall. Both BESE and local boards may ... The new batch of state ...

New football coaches named at Hammond, Kentwood

New football coaches named at Hammond, Kentwood David Freese hammondstar.com | 0 comments. he Tangipahoa Parish School Board has approved the hiring of head football coaches at Hammond and Kentwood high schools. Cecil Thomas will head ...

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smaller parish council recommended in Tangipahoa

Daily Journal: However, committee Chairman Tony Licciardi pointed out the Tangipahoa Parish School Board has nine members and those district lines could probably be followed. The committee voted 6-3 to send the proposal forward. The 11 members of the charter ...

Optimism rises with decision to seek DOJ help

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board hopes an invitation to the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division will help derail an apparent stalemate between board attorneys and the plaintiffs in 48-year-old desegregation case Moore v. TPSB. M.C ...

Injunctions lifted that prevented Tangipahoa school voucher program

The Advocate: The Tangipahoa Parish School Board and the attorney representing the plaintiffs in the board's long-standing desegregation lawsuit filed a motion in September 2012 asking U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle to block the law passed in the 2012 ...

System looking to buy land near middle school

Bayoubuzz: AMITE — A member of a grassroots organization in Independence asked Tangipahoa Parish School Board members on Tuesday to quickly finalize a plan to buy land next to Independence Middle School to build new facilities for the school. Larry Holland ...

Tangipahoa School Board Calls For May 3 Tax Vote - KPEL

(AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has voted in favor of amending taxing district boundaries in Hammond and called for a tax vote on May 3. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to place the 15-mill property tax ...

NewsDaily: Sides disagree on building 3 Tangipahoa schools

(AP) — Tangipahoa Parish School Board officials and attorneys for plaintiffs in the board's ongoing desegregation lawsuit are battling over whether the board has enough money to build three new elementary schools as ...

Tangipahoa board reject charter school application

(AP) — The Tangipahoa Parish School board rejected an application for a charter school in the parish, its third such rejection in a week. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1grI1fV ) the application for Hammond-based Tangi ...

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Amite discusses new gym

Discussion regarding the status of Amite High School's old gymnasium led to a brief shouting match between a current and former school board member Tuesday at the Tangipahoa Parish School System's Central Office. Pastor Jimmy “JA” Richardson, ...

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Cops searching for person who shot dirt bike rider in head

WWL First News: How far can a teacher go to maintain discipline as an effective educator? Baker School Board President Dana Carpenter said that question is at the heart of Thursday's arrest of Baker Middle School teacher accused of grabbing an eighth-grade student.

EWE announces run for Congress

WWL First News: How far can a teacher go to maintain discipline as an effective educator? Baker School Board President Dana Carpenter said that question is at the heart of Thursday's arrest of Baker Middle School teacher accused of grabbing an eighth-grade student.

Teacher's arrest raises questions of discipline

WWL First News: Baker School Board President Dana Carpenter said that question is at the heart of Thursday's arrest of Baker Middle School teacher accused of grabbing an eighth-grade student by his shirt and yanking him out of her classroom. Carpenter said Friday the ...

Williams, Ramsey, Gusman win, full results

WWL First News: Ethics board opposes limit on Jefferson inspector. The board that oversees the Jefferson Parish inspector general's office says it opposes a proposed ordinance that would require the inspector general to request information from parish departments in ...

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