Our series "Closing Costs" follows three New Orleans schools who lost their charters.
At Lagniappe Academies, some administrators tried to hide a lack of services for students with disabilities. The state and Recovery School District chose to close the school, which is a cluster of mobile classrooms in Tremé, rather than find a new operator.
The last day starts off in the cafeteria. Students perform the school chants and cheers one last time.
Pop songs alternate with the chants. Students dance, some with carefully choreographed dance routines.