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Dr. James Meza Jr.

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Superintendent

Local Address: Marrero, Louisiana, United States
 
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Superintendent James Meza ...
www.districtadministration.com, 2 April 2014 [cached]
Superintendent James Meza said Jefferson could be eligible for reimbursement through the federal government's E-Rate program for the technology improvements. Choosing to participate in the program would mean two things: The school system would have as much as $15 million to spend for other purposes, but because participation would mean possibly delaying upgrades until October, Jefferson might not be fully ready to administer the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test on computers by May 2015.
The School Board is scheduled to consider the issue in committee meetings Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Meza said he thinks it's worth the wait, even if some students take the exam on paper instead of online. "We can be PARCC-ready without having to transform our technology infrastructure," he said.
Superintendent James Meza ...
neworleanscitybusiness.com, 20 Mar 2014 [cached]
Superintendent James Meza said he expects the board to approve the work when it meets Wednesday because every member but one was at last week's committee meeting and no one voiced any objections to how the funds are to be allocated.
"Our schools were deteriorating very rapidly and we were very concerned about that," he said. "We certainly didn't want (the buildings) to be a risk for students."
Every high school but one is getting some level of attention. Meza said the projects were chosen according to the severity of the problem and which work would prevent future costs from escalating, among other criteria.
Superintendent James Meza of ...
www.districtadministration.com, 15 Jan 2014 [cached]
Superintendent James Meza of the Jefferson Parish Public School System in New Orleans received a humanitarian award from the New Orleans Council for Community and Justice in December. The school system's state rating has improved from a D when he arrived in 2011 to a B this year.
JPPSS Announces Partnership with Mass Insight Education - School Turnaround Group News | Mass Insight Education
www.massinsight.org, 19 Dec 2012 [cached]
"If we as a district are to realize our vision of providing every child in Jefferson Parish with an excellent education, we must focus our efforts on dramatically improving our low performing schools and providing our students with rigorous coursework that will help them succeed in the global economy," said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. "Mass Insight has been nationally recognized for both its work on school turnarounds and its Massachusetts Math & Science Initiative.
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"Taken together, these two initiatives will help the district dramatically improve its academic performance and expand the educational options available to our students," said Meza.
Schools Superintendent James ...
www.nola.com, 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Schools Superintendent James Meza said it is the Air Force that wants the instructors reduced to a 10-month year. "We are working closely with the U.S. Air Force to meet the demands of the program at a time when the Air Force is experiencing dwindling funds due to sequestration," Meza said.
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"The union's press release on the Junior ROTC program misrepresents the facts," Meza said. "It is campaign rhetoric designed to mislead the public before the important millage renewal vote this Saturday."
In 2011, 20 employees were affected by the ROTC instructor pay cut. At the time, Meza said it was unavoidable due to the school board's tight operating budget.
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