Hurricane Katrina has made an impact on each and every one of us. Now is the time for healing and rebuilding the city of New Orleans. The future of the City depends on an education system that works for our children.
Mayor Ray Nagin's Bring New Orleans Back Commission created a sub-committee to develop a plan to reform and rebuild the educational system in Orleans Parish. The Education Committee's mission is to create an educational system that distinguishes New Orleans in a positive way, attracting both families and businesses to the city. The committee is dedicated to developing a plan for a school system that will serve as the model for schools in the 21st century.
The Education Committee is not focusing on a short-term solution to the issues that the Orleans Parish school system currently faces. We are focusing on developing a plan for the long term, in close coordination with local, state, and national leaders.
No plan would be complete without input from the very people who live and work in New Orleans. We strongly encourage you to get involved by joining the Virtual Advisory Committee, attending a committee meeting or watching it online, participating in a town hall meeting in your area and voicing your opinions in a discussion group. We cannot be successful without you.