Earlier this week, Louisiana State School Superintendent John White notified the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) of his decision to resign effective March 11, 2020, after eight years in the office.
Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans extends immense gratitude to Mr. White for his dedication to improving education in the state of Louisiana and we wish him well on his next endeavor. Our organization worked alongside Superintendent White to raise educational standards, increase funding for early childhood education, and secure the future of charter school reforms that have been instrumental in improving schools in New Orleans and across the state.
As we turn to the next chapter for Louisiana schools, we know that challenges remain. Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans will continue to monitor important policy decisions at BESE and developments in the legislature. We thank you for your commitment to public education, and we will continue to need your voices as matters arise this spring and beyond.