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    School Governance


    Lusher Charter School, a Type-3 charter in the NOLA Public Schools district, is governed by the Advocates for Arts -Based Education (AABE) Board. The AABE Board of Directors has an important role in advancing the school’s mission by setting policies, supervising the activities of the Corporation, and adopting positions on issues of substance related to the purposes of the Corporation. The authorized number of Directors, to be set by the Board of Directors, shall be no less than seven (7), and no greater than eleven (11). The Corporation may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, also have one or more advisory Directors who shall have no voting power or authority but shall serve in an advisory capacity only.

    At least 60% of the members shall reside in Orleans Parish, including at least one parent or legal guardian of one or more students currently enrolled at Lusher Charter School.

    Qualified individuals may be nominated for consideration as a director candidate by existing members of the Board of Directors. Once a candidate is established by a committee designated by the Board President, the individual may be elected to become a member of the Lusher Charter School Board by a 60% of the Board members present and voting. To be seated as a board member, the individual must also meet the qualifications set forth by the Orleans Parish School Board.

    The term of a Director shall be two (2) years. A Director may serve four (4) consecutive two (2) year terms.

    Board of Directors of Advocates for Arts Based Education:

    George Wilson, President (
    Gary Solomon, Vice President (
    Rachel Wisdom, Treasurer (
    Kiki Huston, Secretary (

    Brenda Bourne (
    Richard F. Cortizas (
    Alysia Kravitz Loshbaugh (

    To contact board members, please call:

    (504) 304-3960 (extension # 214)

    Board Meeting dates for the 2021-2022 school year:

    Monthly in-person AABE meetings are held at the Freret Campus, in room 207, at 10:00 am (5624 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA 70115). Due to COVID-19 video conference meetings are held via Google Meet. Dates/times are subject to change. The most up to date information will be available below.

    • *Cancelled* August 28, 2021 at 9:00 am 
    The remainder of the meetings will be on Thursdays at 5:00 pm:
    • *Cancelled* September 9, 2021
    • September 30, 2021
    • *Meeting Cancelled* October 14. 2021
    • November 11, 2021
    • December 9, 2021 (4 PM)
    • Renaming Committee Meeting, Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at 5:00 pm
    • Renaming Committee Meeting, Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 5:00 pm
    • Finance Committee Meeting, Friday, January 14, 2022, at 10:30 am (virtual)
    • January 20, 2022
    • Renaming Committee meeting, Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    • Renaming Committee meeting, Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    • February 17, 2022
    • Renaming Committee meeting, Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm
    • *Meeting Postponed* March 17, 2022
    • March 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Freret Campus Library 
    • April 23, 2022 at 9:00 am, Freret Campus Library
    • Governance Committee meeting, Monday, May 16th at 5:15 pm, Freret Library
    • May 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm, Freret Campus Library
    • June 16, 2022           

    Board Meeting Agendas:

    Board Meeting Minutes/Videos:

    Public Records Requests:

    To reach Lusher Custodian of Records, CEO Kathy Riedlinger, please send an email to

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