New Orleans, LA: School to "increase focus on special education"

June 20, 2017, New Orleans (LA) Uptown Messenger: Lycée Français to increase focus on special education As officials at Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans anticipate an influx of special education students in years to come, members of the board that oversees the school on Monday night announced plans to devote more resources to that population. The school will be devoting about $50,000 more in professional development for teachers and other special education-related services next year, board members announced Monday night, using the money to hire interventionists, data specialists and other supporting staff. In addition, members announced plans to create a separate committee tasked only with overseeing special education development in the school’s curriculum. “It’s going to continue to be an expanded population of our students, so I think its completely appropriate of our board to form a committee,” said Michael Williams, the board’s chair. “We want to do it sooner rather than later.”