Monroe City Schools, Louisiana
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- The names of all school board members are published.
- Meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes are posted.
- Administration officials are listed with contact information.
- Pupil Progression Plan is posted. Testing schedule posted.
- Vendor current and awarded bids posted, but contracts not available.
- Budget overview posted, but not full budget.
- Does not provide information on taxes, contracts, audits, and background checks.
- No contact information is provided for the school board members.
- No Agendas or schedules of board meetings published.
- The current budget is not available.
- There is no procedure for requesting public records.
- The website does not disclose that it is a member of the Louisiana School Board Association.
The district is currently stalling on making a response to an open records request for copies of credit card statements and other records related to a recent audit of the district from newspaper The News-Star. The deadline for a response to The News-Star's request was February 6, 2009 at 10:45 a.m. No response was receive until 4:04 p.m. that day, and it consisted of a statement that the request could not be fully complied with until March of 2009. As newspaper Executive Editor Kathy Spurlock put it: "[Superintendent] Dr. Dupree's response is a non-response, a delaying tactic that will only continue to cost the taxpayers of the city of Monroe needless legal expense and further erode the public's confidence in the school system's management." As of February 25, 2009, the district is still postponing the release of requested documents.
The week of February 14, 2009 the school board instructed Superintendent Dupree to comply with the requests for records. The school board also admitted that they had not been aware any documents had been requested at all.
Reporter Barbara Leader has filed a criminal complaint against Superintendent Dupree, claiming that he has repeatedly violated the Open Records Act by failing to respond to requests for records in a timely manner.
Documents were released showing that Dupree spent just over $3,400 in 2008 on his district issued credit card for meals, gifts and travel. 
- Carroll High School - http://mcschools.net/~carroll
- Neville High School - http://mcschools.net/~neville/
- Wossman High School - http://mcschools.net/~wossman/index.html
Junior high schools
- Carver Elementary School
- J. S. Clark Magnet Elementary School
- Cypress Point Elementary School
- Barkdull Faulk Elementary School
- Madison James Foster Elementary School
- Sallie Humble Elementary School
- Lexington Elementary School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Monroe City Schools
- Local School Directory - Madison schools
- Public School Review - Madison City Schools Alternative Center
- Pupil Progression Plan
- Testing schedule
- Budget Overview
- Monroe schools stall on records, The News-Star, February 7, 2009
- Monroe City School System stalls on responding to public records request, News Star, February 25, 2009
- Concern for the public, News Star, February 14, 2009
- Complaint filed against Dupree, News Star, March 3, 2009
- City school system releases public records, News Star, March 4, 2009
State of Louisiana
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