Board Governance

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

Board of Directors 

Sean A. Blondell

Jill E. Condon
Alea M. Cot, Secretary,Treasurer
Charmaine Cooper Hussain
Richard M. Ireland, Jr.

Tandra LeMay

Jonathan L. Levy '03

Allen Miller
John W. Nicklow, Ph.D.

Todd Ragusa

Allen Square, Jr.

Stephen Tyler
Dominique Lang Verner '06

Min D. Yang '81
Carlos Zervigon, Board President

Board Meeting Dates

August 16, 2018, Agenda, Minutes

September 20, 2018, Agenda, Minutes

October 18, 2018, Agenda, Minutes

November 15, 2018, Agenda, Minutes

December 13, 2018--Canceled

January 17, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

Board Retreat, February 16, 2019, Agenda

March 21, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

April 25, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

May 16, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

June 20, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

August 15, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

September 12, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

October 23, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

November 21, 2019, Agenda, Minutes

December 12, 2019--Canceled

Board Retreat, January 11, 2020, Agenda--Canceled

January, 16, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

February 13, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

March 12, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

April 16, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

May 14, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

June 18, 2020, Agenda, Minutes

Future Meetings to be determined


All meetings are scheduled for 4:00 PM in the Benjamin Franklin High School Library.


Meeting Agenda/Minutes Archive


Public Records Requests

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

Otherwise, please mail or deliver requests to Dr. Patrick Widhalm, 2001 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122

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