JEFFERSON PARISH SCHOOLS OUTPACES STATE INCREASE IN STUDENT PROGRESS

HARVEY—(August 27, 2019) — Jefferson Parish Schools students grew at a rate that outpaced the average state increase. JP Schools also comprised over half of the schools demonstrating the most growth in the Greater New Orleans area. Those are some of the results...

Jefferson Parish Voters Embrace New Direction of Schools

Jefferson Parish Voters made an investment in their future on May 4th when voters chose to raise property taxes by $28.8 million to benefit public education. Jefferson Parish has the largest public-school system in Louisiana with almost 50,000 students. The tax...
Lucien Gunter Excellence In Teaching Award

Lucien Gunter Excellence In Teaching Award

The Jefferson Business Council has recognized three teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System who have been nominated for State Teacher Of The Year with the Lucien Gunter Excellence In Teaching Award. The recipients this year, the third in which...

BGR Analyzes Jefferson Parish Property Tax Renewals

OCT 24, 2018 • BUREAU OF GOVERNMENTAL RESEARCH MEDIA RELEASE OVERVIEW Today BGR releases three reports on Jefferson Parish tax renewals for drainage works, juvenile services, and animal shelter and health services that voters will consider on November 6, 2018. If...

Avondale Shipyard Coming Back; over 2,000 Jobs Projected

Avondale Marine LLC, a joint venture between Virginia-based T. Parker Host and Illinois-based Hilco Redevelopment Partners, has finalized the purchase of the 250-acre Avondale Shipyard property from Huntington Ingalls Industries.  This marks a critical step towards...

Bringing life back to Avondale site is vital to the region: Letter

By Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com The Times-Picayune On Feb. 3, 2014, the newly constructed USS Somerset, a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock of the United States Navy, left Avondale Shipyard to great media fanfare and bittersweet waves. For seven decades,...