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Welcome to LAPCS’ 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Louisiana Charter Schools Conference! Use this site to browse our sessions, speakers, and make your own schedule. Questions? Email us at info@lacharterschools.org
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Thursday, December 14 • 9:00am - 10:00am
10 years of Case Studies - A Parade of Blunders

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FRAUD AND INCOMPETENCE! This session will provide real-life examples of challenges faced by charter schools nationwide, information as to how to recognize financial fraud and poor financial practices, and best practices for avoiding problems (and prison time).

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Melissa Carollo

Finance & Operations Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
Melissa Carollo, a native of New Orleans, is the finance & operations director of LAPCS. She graduated from Loyola University New Orleans and is certified in nonprofit finance by the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining LAPCS, Melissa was the founding director of operations... Read More →
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Paul O'Neill

Co-Founder, Senior Fellow, Natl. Center for Special Ed. in Charter Schools
Paul O'Neill is an education attorney and advisor focusing on school reform, special education, charter schools and policy. He is co-founder of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools, a partner at Cohen Schneider & O'Neill LLP and an adjunct professor at Teachers... Read More →