Thursday, August 20, 2009
There is so much more to do in NOLA!
As I read the reflections and look at the work of the 2 summer 2009 teams I am exhilerated, and yet also reminded that there is still so much work to be done in NOLA. I learned this trip that the New Orleans Public School District has plans to open up to 15 schools in the next 3 years. These are both newly Green constructed buildings and rehabbed older school buildings brought up to the new codes. Teachers usually have about a week to organize these classrooms. Some schools currently operate in temporary quarters, ready to move into the new school buildings within 2-3 years. This is both hopeful for the families and children of NOLA as well as the professional volunteers who learn so much from the relationships formed with NOPSD/RSD faculty and administrators though their service work.