CVB ignored Public Records Law, spends millions of taxpayer dollars on salaries
White Paper further questions constitutionality of SB 242
It took a year longer than it should have, but Justin Winch of SmithStag LLC finally got access to the public records he sought: the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau’s financial records from 2000 to the present. And what he found was alarming.
The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau spends up to $4.5 million in taxpayer dollars – half the amount allocated by the citizens of this state to the organization already for “tourism marketing” – on salaries for its CEO and multiple Vice-Presidents and other executives. There is no guarantee that the tax money generated by this bill would actually go to “tourism marketing”, for which the tax payers are already providing millions of dollars.
The International School of Louisiana ends the year with International Second Line Parades
Uptown and Jefferson Campuses will celebrate cultural diversity with traditional second lines through campuses
HEAT UP THE STREETS WITH THE 610 STOMPERS
Saturday, June 8, benefitting Team Gleason
Pre-registration events to be held May 29 and June 5, 6, & 7
Great Balls of Fire! The 610 Stompers are hot steppin’ it on Saturday, June 8th, 1-10pm for their 4th Annual Ball Crawl, appropriately titled, “A Streetcar Named Da’ Fire.” Pre-registration is going on now online at www.610stompers.com . The Stompers will hold four pre-registration events where participants can register and pick up their Stompers Swag (includes a moustache, 610 Stompers headband, tattoo, towel and T-shirt- must register by June 1 to guarantee swag). Tickets are $30 if you register by June 7 and $40 at the Bawl Crawl starting point day of at Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St. Participants must be over 21, sign a waiver, and be registered to participate.
Since 1922, Andrew H. Wilson Charter School has been educating elementary school children at its campus at 3617 General Pershing St. in the heart of Broadmoor in New Orleans. Wilson would like to invite all former students, staff and teachers to reconnect by joining its Alumni Association.
Einstein Charter School Extension seeks donors of artwork, plants, landscaping for new school
Einstein Charter School, recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education as a School of Recognized Academic Growth and by the New Orleans Public School Board as a “Top Performing” school, has been asked to assume an additional school in its community.
Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton Information Sessions this June
Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year! The school is inviting you to attend information sessions to learn more about our new arts-integrated program.
Enrollment open for Jefferson Parish students entering grades K-3
Visit newly launched website for more information: yacharterschool.org
Young Audiences Charter School: Academic Excellence with an Artistic Edge
Young Audiences Charter School invites prospective students and families to learn more about their new school at the Jefferson Parish Magnet and Academic Programs Showcase on Monday, May 20th at 6pm. The event will be held at the Jefferson Parish Public School System offices, 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey.
The 34th annual Asian Heritage Festival is returning to New Orleans May 25!
The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana has named New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy teacher, Alexis Long, as one of the 2013 Colonial Williamsburg scholarship recipients. The Society of Colonial Wars in Louisiana is an organization made up of descendants of the American Colonies, and formed to commemorate events in Colonial History from the formation of Jamestown in 1607 to the Battle of Lexington in 1775. Many thanks for the leadership and support of Colonial Wars member Cliff Jackson, who coordinates the selection of Louisiana teachers to participate in the renowned Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.