Act 91 Information
March 28, 2023
At NSNO, our mission is to deliver on the promise of excellent schools for every child in New Orleans. One of the ways we do this is by providing data and information to elected officials and decision-makers to support the development of legislation, policies, and practices that focus on improving academic and life outcomes for New Orleans public school students.
In 2016, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 91 (now La. R.S. 17:10.7.1) to unify New Orleans public schools under local school board control. This legislation codifies our school system’s best practices and policies into a single, guiding framework to help public schools in New Orleans continue to improve, thrive, and serve families and students equitably. The Act 91 Info Sheet gives an overview of this legislation and provides details on how NOLA-PS and the Orleans Parish School Board have used this framework to empower development of local policies and practices in recent years.