United Teachers of New Orleans Election Endorsements November 13, 2021

The United Teachers of New Orleans endorsements for the November 13, 2021 Municipal Elections available HERE.

Early Voting is Saturday October 30th to Saturday, November 6, 2021 except Sunday October 31, 2021.  Polls open 8:30 AM to 6:00PM

Election Day: Saturday November 13, 2021 Polls open from 7:00AM to 8:00PM

COVID-19 311 Calls

Here are all the calls made to the city's 311 line that are related to COVID-19 and that have the same address as a school. To find out more about the report, copy the service request number for the report and search for it on the city's NOLA 311 site.

Statement on Lusher Name Change

On September 30, 2021, Advocates for Arts Based Education, the board that governs Lusher Charter School, voted to change the name of the school and set forth a process for selecting a new name. United Teachers of New Orleans fully supports changing the name of Lusher Charter School. However, we are concerned that the process adopted is designed to silence the community and to ensure that no meaningful change is made. In order to remedy the situation, Advocates for Arts Based Education must slow down the name selection process and enact ways for meaningful community participation in the decision making process.

The Summer Newsletter

​BACK TO SCHOOL

It’s hard to believe that summer is already ending. Many districts had expanded summer school options for students who struggled through the pandemic-year. This left many educators with even less time to recuperate from an especially exhausting year. But as always, the prospect of a new school year brings excitement and opportunity.
 
LFT staff are preparing to greet new and returning educators at orientations and back to school events all over the state. If you are already a member of the Federation, make sure to check in with your Local representatives at these events so that you can get all the most up-to-date information about your membership and back-to-school goodies. If you aren’t already a member of the Federation, you’re missing out. Make sure to look for us at your orientation to learn more about all that membership has to offer!