- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans’ school board is preparing to decide on a plan that will eventually put it back in control of all public schools in the city.

The board was scheduled to discuss the plan Tuesday night. It’s the latest step in a process that began when legislators this year approved a bill requiring that the city regain control of its schools as early as mid-2018.

The state Recovery School District took over most public schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The more than 50 schools overseen by the RSD are now independently run charter schools. They are to remain so under the new law. The Orleans Parish School Board under the new law also would assume the RSD’s administrative authority and its role in deciding whether to renew or revoke charters.

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