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Chief of Schools

Arcelius F. Brickhouse Jr. ABrickhouse@ebrschools.org

Associate Superintendent - Workforce Development

Benjamin Necaise
BNecaise@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Leadership Development

Dr. Cleo Perry Jr. 
CPerry@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Graduation Excellence

Larry J. James
LJames5@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Southeast Region

Executive Director for School Leadership - Mid-City Region

Christal A. Aguillard
CAguillard@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Mid-City Region

Stacy L. Bradford
SBradford2@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Broadmoor-Sherwood Region

Demetric Alexander
DDunbar2@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Broadmoor-Sherwood Region

Dr. Mandy LaCerte
MLaCerte@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - Highland-Old South BR Region

Milton Batiste III
MBatiste1@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - North Region

Shalika M. Scott
SScott4@ebrschools.org

Executive Director for School Leadership - North Region

Executive Director for School Leadership - Reengagement Department

Kimberly R. Boudreaux
KRinggold@ebrschools.org

Executive Director of Career and Technical Education (CTEC) Center

Director of Career & Technical Educate (CATE)

Ronnie Pocorello
RP@ebrschools.org

Portfolio Manager for Charter Schools

Kimberly R. Boudreaux
KRinggold@ebrschools.org

District Army Instructor (JROTC)

Col. Robert Hyver
RHyver@ebrschools.org

Director of Adult & Alternative Education

Dawn Hall-Flemming
DHall@ebrschools.org

Director of School Security

Robert McGarner, Jr. 
RMcGarner@ebrschools.org

Project Manager - External Partnerships

Dr. Robyn Lemon
RLemon@ebrschools.org

Charter Schools

For more information about each of our EBR Charter Schools, please click here.

For charter school administrative materials, please see the resources listed below.

Charter schools offer teachers, parents and community members the opportunity to create new public schools in response to community needs. In return, these chartered schools agree to be held accountable by their authorizer- the EBRPSS- for student performance outcomes. If the charter school fails to produce the promised student outcomes, the authorizer may intervene in a variety of ways, and, as a last resort, can close the school. Quality charter school authorizing is the linchpin of the charter promise of accountability for results and the creation of quality educational opportunities. While EBRPSS is not responsible for the ultimate success or failure of a charter school, the district impacts that outcome by providing strong oversight and accountability.

Recognizing new and innovative ways of carrying out our mission, EBRPSS has become a charter authorizer.  The district engages in pro-active relationships and a value added approach to the schools with which we partner. During the start-up phase of the process, EBRPSS staff works closely with founding groups to ensure a successful opening. Once operational, EBRPSS staff monitors the financial, organizational and academic performance of its schools through frequent communication, regularly scheduled site visits, and data/ document reviews.  The district recognizes the great challenges and difficulties in starting a school and provides support in navigating the process while respecting the autonomy and uniqueness of each school.

A copy of the board approved district charter policy may be found here.

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board 2022 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2023-2024 School Year or Beyond

Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal

In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board is making public through our website, and in printed form upon request, the guidelines for submitting a charter proposal, all forms required for submission of a charter proposal, the timelines established for accepting and reviewing charter proposals, the process that will be used to review charter proposals submitted to the board, and the name and contact information for a primary point of contact for charter proposals.

2022 NEW CHARTER SCHOOL REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS

Local district authorizers must use the BESE approved Common Charter Application and may add additional questions. Each local school system will have the Charter RFA application materials and point of contact on their websites. Please see the website for the school system in which you wish to apply for a Type 1 or 3 charter school. To view the BESE approved Common Charter Applications for New Operators, Experienced Operators, and Virtual Operators, see the State Charter School Application Process page.

KEY DATES FOR LOCAL AUTHORIZING

  • December 10, 2021: Deadline by which local school boards must post application materials to their websites.
  • January 21, 2022:  Letter of Intent is due to Kimberly Boudreaux kringgold@ebrschools.org
  • January 28. 2022: Charter applications are due to districts.
  • April 15, 2022: Deadline for districts to consider charter applications. If a district has not made a decision about a charter application by this point, that applicant group is eligible to appeal to BESE.
  • May 1, 2022: Report any charter entered into; the number of schools chartered; the status of those schools, and any recommendations relating to the charter RFA process to charters@la.gov.

2022 New Charter School Request for Applications

In October 2021, BESE approved the 2022 Common Charter Application. Applicant groups shall choose to be considered by submitting one of three applications based on requirements outlined below. All applicants, regardless of track (new operator, experienced operator or virtual operator), must complete and submit the Overview Template along with the rest of the group’s application materials. See below for the approved common charter applications.

New Operator Application PDF

  • Nonprofit organization whose primary members (founder and/or proposed school leader) do not have prior experience in leading or managing a public school; and
  • Who do not intend to employ an educational service provider (ESP) with prior experience in leading or managing public schools.

Experienced Operator Application PDF

  • Nonprofit organizations whose primary members (founder and/or proposed school leader) have prior experience in leading or managing a single public school; and/or
  • Nonprofit organizations which have operated more than one charter school; and/or
  • Nonprofit organizations which intend to employ an education service provider (ESP) which has operated more than one charter school.

PDF Virtual School Operator Application PDF

  • Nonprofit organizations that seek to operate a public school facility aligned to the definition of a Virtual School as outlined in BESE Bulletin 126.

Overview Template

  • All applicant groups must complete this document and submit along with the rest of the group’s application materials.

Evaluation rubric and standards will be released by January 5th, 2022.

Charter Application Review Process

All charter applications will be reviewed by an independent evaluator with educational, organizational, legal, and financial expertise.  Applicants will have the opportunity to provide to the evaluator a written response to the independent evaluation of their charter application before the evaluator provides a final recommendation to East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.

Charter Portfolio Manager, Kimberly R. Boudreaux | KRinggold@ebrschools.org | (225) 922-5400

Graduation Excellence

The mission of the Office of Graduation Excellence (OGE) is to ensure all graduates of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System graduate on time and are college/career ready with intensive support and guidance from parents, teachers, counselors, school leaders, and community. The OGE will ensure the alignment of all personnel, resources, systems, and time to ensure scholars graduate. The OGE is laser-focused on assisting stakeholders in removing barriers to graduation and post-secondary aspiration actualization. The OGE will work collaboratively across central office teams to ensure all students have a strong start and strong finish in East Baton Rouge Parish School System middle and high school portfolios. Leaders of the OGE will galvanize stakeholders and resources around the academic promise in all scholars.

Job Description

Under supervision, mentors will collaborate with licensed school personnel and classroom teachers to support the district’s student achievement goals and student’s success.  Mentors will serve as role models for our students by inspiring college and career readiness, and modeling habits of mind thereby fostering positive study habits and college motivation.

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate student binders, including calendars, class and textbook notes, etc.
  • Conduct tutorial sessions using collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching students through discussions.
  • Work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, revision, and editing.
  • Assist in teaching study skills and other aspects of college preparation.
  • Alert mentees to potential adjustment-related obstacles and equip them with suitable resources to help negate these.
  • Schedule follow-ups to gauge your mentees’ progress.
  • Encourage participation in mentor-mentee bonding initiatives to facilitate mentees’ social orientation. (All must be documented and approved by the OGE)
  • Attend mentorship meetings to share headway, concerns, and details regarding upcoming mentorship events. (Times and dates will be scheduled)
  • Report all pressing concerns to the OGE for in-depth review. (Mandatory)


Mentor Requirements:

  • High School diploma
  • (5) site visits (Monthly trainings and check ins)
  • Ability to perceive psychosocial, medical, and similar difficulties.
  • Tracking and intervention abilities.
 

Reengagement Programs

Our mission is to provide meaningful and measurable learning experiences for students who have experienced behavioral challenges, academic difficulties, or barriers to acquiring successful matriculation in a traditional learning environment. EBR is committed to providing a positive, student centered, safe, and academically comprehensive program that is sensitive to the varied learning styles of all students. Each alternative education program or school will meet the unique needs of students and equip them with the tools needed to be a thriving citizen in the community, nation, and world.

In partnership with the iCare Department, EBR’s Reengagement Programs supports training and implementation of Restorative Practices in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. The use of restorative practices in schools and throughout the community encourages the use of strategies to support students and adults to learn from the experience that led to the conflict, examine attitude, beliefs, and behaviors which may have contributed to the conflict. Our goal is to reduce suspensions and expulsions district wide and ultimately influence changing mindsets of adults and students in schools.

EBR Restorative Practices Trainers
Restorative Practices Training Request

Over-aged middle school and high school programs provide an alternate setting which offers intensive interventions, credit recovery, and specialized programming to address academic gaps for students who are two or more years behind their peers. In addition to an intensive focus on academic interventions, over-age programs will focus on providing services to address students' behavioral and social emotional needs. Average time enrolled is one full academic year.

Northdale Academy (Grades 6-12)

10755 Cletus Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 272-2036

Arlington Preparatory Academy (Grades 9-12)

6125 Winbourne Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 766-8188

The district embraces a model of inclusiveness for the exceptional student population. However, families may seek out other placement options outside of the traditional setting for students will exceptional needs or other special circumstances. Programming targeting the exceptional population will employ a data driven approach to support students with achieving their individual goals outline in their Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Individualized academic Plan (IAP), Act 833 Pathway goals, and/or student success plans. Average time enrolled is one full academic year.

Arlington Preparatory Academy (Grades 9-12)

6125 Winbourne Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 766-8188

Long-term reengagement schools offer alternative placement for assigned students who have displayed behaviors resulting in a long-term suspension, expulsion, administrative transfer, or referral through the Reengagement Programs Office. Alternative schools with a reengagement focus will provide access to instruction aligned to the Louisiana Student Standards and services targeting students' behavioral and social emotional needs with the intended goal of equipping them with replacement behaviors needed to smoothly transition back to the traditional school setting. Average time enrolled is one academic semester.

EBR Readiness Elementary Campus at Arlington (Grades k-5) - formerly Eden Park

6125 Winbourne Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 766-8188

EBR Readiness Middle School Campus (Grades 6-8) - formerly Greenville Alternative at Beechwood

2555 Desoto Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 775-4285

EBR Readiness Superintendent's Academy - High School Campus (Grades 9-12)

4375 E. Brookstown Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 757-9679

Short-Term Reengagement Centers offer short term placement (10 days or less) for students who have displayed behaviors resulting in suspension from school. Reengagement Centers provide access to instruction aligned to the Louisiana Student Standards. Each discipline center works with students to acknowledge and reflect on negative behaviors and engages with the student to support identification of actions to improve. Average time enrolled is 10 school days or less.

Charles Keel-Bogan Walk Center (Grades 6-8)

2550 Bogan Walk Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 336-2029

Christa McAuliffe Center (Grades 6-12)

12000 Goodwood Blvd. 
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 226-7942

EBR Readiness Reengagement Center Campus (Grades 6-12)

4375 E. Brookstown Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 356-1463

East Baton Rouge Parish School System partners with the City of Baton Rouge to provide detained juvenile offenders continued access to rigorous instruction and other education services such as HiSET, counseling, and life skills. 

Juvenile Detention Center ages 12-19.

For more information, please click here.

School Safety & Security

The Office of School Safety and Security consist of Sheriff’s Deputies from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. These School Resource Officers work on school campuses and site of the school system to provide safety and security for students and personnel. The School Resource Officers also maintain lines of communication with the students, staff, and the community. 

Ensuring a Safe Environment

Our goal is to take proactive measures and precautions to ensure a safe environment at all sites. Below, you will find a list of the practices we follow to best meet our goal.

Partnerships:

-Strong partnership with local law enforcement agencies, the Mayor's Office of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security, and other stakeholders

School Resource Officers:

-In partnership with local law enforcement agencies, officers from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office and the East Baton Rouge Police Department are employed to patrol our campuses during and after school hours

District Safety Team:

-Identifies and evaluates the vulnerability of the school district to emergency threat situations consistently and recommend preventative measure to each

Safety Emergency Drills:

-Mandated drills are scheduled and performed routinely

Security and Safety Training:

-Ongoing safety training opportunities are offered to all employees

Surveillance Cameras:

-Primary uses are to keep sites secure, ensuring the safety of all on-site, and gathering evidence after an incident occurs

Monitored Alarm System:

-Acts as a deterrent to vandalism, theft, and other unwanted behaviors. Recorded and live video can be used during investigations and by first responders or staff during an emergency event

Emergency Response Information Portal (ERIP):

-An emergency management system that provides the following:

-Emergency Plans - site-specific emergency plans that prepare each location for a response to an emergency event by creating a plan of action, establishing teams, and detailing specific steps to take; these plans are reviewed and updated annually
-Site Mapping - critical structure information and maps for each site
-Assessments - assists site with identifying hazards
-Online Training - trains staff about emergency situations and what to do in the event they occur
-Emergency Drills - view scheduled, unscheduled, and overdue drills such as fire drills, lockdowns, bus drills, severe weather drills, intruder drills, and shelter-in-place drills for compliance

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Contact

Dionne Chaney, Supervisor for School Safety and Security
DiChaney@ebrschools.org
(225) 436-0065

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During School Hours: (225) 226-7690
After School Hours: (225) 226-3702