This November, New Orleanians will head to the polls to make decisions that impact the lives of our children and neighbors. With our nation in crisis, these national, state, and local choices are urgent. One local choice is the OPSB election.

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) holds schools to high standards of academic and operational accountability, while also ensuring equity for families. OPSB does important work, such as approving the Charter School Accountability Framework, managing finances and other resources, approving the NOLA-PS budget, and hiring the Superintendent. The board also holds the Superintendent accountable for developing and executing a plan to ensure a high-quality school system for all students.

To provide unbiased information to our community, New Schools For New Orleans (NSNO) has invited all school board candidates to join our CEO, Patrick Dobard, in conversations preceding the election. NSNO is a non-partisan 501c3 organization and does not endorse any candidates, but we are glad to provide a platform for the candidates to share their visions and beliefs around what our children deserve.

The “candidate forums” will take place, by district, on Patrick’s weekly radio show on WBOK, 1230 AM. They will be held from 12:30PM – 1:00PM on the following dates, with the following participating candidates:

Candidates will have time to talk about themselves, answer questions related to our school system, and share why they feel voters should elect them.

Voting is a powerful way to impact our community. Electing a school board member shapes our school system and the lives of our children every single day.

During September and October, join us on
WBOK 1230AM,
Mondays at 12:30pm,
to learn more about the candidates before the November 3rd election.

Can’t tune in at that time? All shows are recorded and posted here.


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