In Orleans school money plan, gifted students’ loss is disabled students’ gain

Divided since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’ two public school systems are at last moving forward with a single plan on how to divvy up an estimated $390 million among 82 schools. A committee of school and community leaders approved the proposal Wednesday (Feb. 24) in a 10-1 vote with one abstention, and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is set to consider it March 3 and 4.

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