March 2018

NPNO began engaging three topical advisory groups (special education, mental and behavioral health and juvenile justice), a parent group and a student group to inform the planning process and build stakeholder buy-in.

The special education topical advisory group was led by Andrea Bond.

The mental and behavorial health topical advisory group was led by Charlotte Parent.

The juvenile justice topical advisory group was led by Aaron Clark-Rizzio.

NPNO launched a comprehensive Special Education initiative aimed at strengthening school-based programming, improving educator skill sets, and developing a more robust special education talent pipeline for New Orleans schools and students with disabilities.