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Board Governance

Benjamin Franklin High School is governed by Advocates for Academic Excellence in Education, Inc., a non-profit corporation. The school is a Type 3 Charter school authorized by the Orleans Parish School Board.  

Board of Directors 

Sean A. Blondell, Secretary

Jill E. Condon, Treasurer
Alea M. Cot, President

Shaneika Dabney-Henderson '96

Tim Duncan

Charmaine Cooper Hussain
Jenny Kottler '79

Jonathan L. Levy '03

Dolly Malik

Alexis Parent-Ferrouillet, Ed.L.D. '96

Todd Ragusa

Mark Rubin '86

Jeffrey Seymour

Mitchell Turnbough

The Board includes members who represent the Parents' Association, the Alumni Association, and the Athletic Association.  Anyone who is interested in representing one of these organizations, or any parent, guardian, grandparent, or alumni who would like to be considered for the Governing Board should contact the current Board President.  Most Board openings are filled during the annual meeting in June, however interest may be expressed any time.

Board Meeting Dates

May 18, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

June 15, 2023--Annual Meeting (Agenda, Minutes)
June 17,
2023--Board Retreat (Agenda, Minutes)

July 22, 2023--Board Retreat (Agenda, Minutes)

August 17, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

September 21, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

October 12, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

November 16, 2023, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

December 21, 2023 -- CANCELED

Special Meeting January 10, 2024 (Agenda, Minutes)
Special Meeting January 12, 2024 (Agenda, Minutes)

January 18, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

February 22, 2024, 5 p.m. (Agenda) (Minutes)

March 21, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda) (Minutes)

April 18, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)

May 16, 2024, 4:30 p.m. (Agenda, Minutes)
June 8, 2024, 9 a.m.--Board Retreat (Agenda) (Minutes)
June 20, 2024, 4:30 p.m.--Annual Meeting (Agenda, Minutes)

Future meetings to be determined.

Public Records Requests

The link below connects to the person responsible for Public Records Requests (​

Otherwise, please mail or deliver requests to David Ferris, 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122

Title IX Coordinator: Donald Jackson


M. 504-286-2600
O. 504-359-7932

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