Most Recent Kerner Update
August 9, 2023
Kerner Elementary Family,
Monday was a big day for the students, staff, and families of Leo Kerner Elementary as we welcomed you back to your permanent school home in Lafitte. During our visit to the campus that morning, your School Board member Kriss Fairbairn Fortunato, School Board President Ralph Brandt, and I got to see firsthand how much the Kerner campus means to the Lafitte community. We saw the excitement on students’ faces, thrilled to be back in their classrooms and see their peers and teachers. We saw teachers, support staff, and administrators who exhibited their Kerner pride, having worked tirelessly to prepare their classrooms and spaces for students’ return.
After almost two years of teaching and learning on a temporary campus, I want to say thank you for your patience and flexibility as we worked to return you to your Lafitte school. I also want to express our gratitude to Truman School’s students, faculty, and staff for welcoming Kerner as we utilized that temporary solution to maintain structure and stability for our children.
Maintaining an open dialogue with you has been key to our recovery efforts, so I wanted to let you know that this will be the last regularly-scheduled monthly message. Moving forward, we will share updates with the Kerner community as needed.
Thank you for your continuous support and understanding as we moved forward for our students and our Lafitte community. Welcome home.
Dr. James Gray