The Orleans Parish School Board elected Nolan Marshall, Jr. as it's new President on Tuesday.
Charter schools director Caroline Roemer Shirley says Orleans Parish School Board meetings over the past year have been rocky.
"It was a long year," Shirley said. "I think most people would agree with me, whether they’re part of this board or otherwise, it was a contentious year."
Shirley has seen board members argue over contracts, and the board’s disadvantaged business enterprise program — things critics say don’t have much to do with the kids they serve.