Louisiana Senate Committee approves revised $3.6 billion school funding formula

Article By: Julia O'Donoghue | May 16, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

Louisiana’s Senate Education Committee advanced a revised $3.6 billion school funding formula Thursday morning (May 15) after turning down a previous proposal brought forward by Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education two weeks ago.

The committee’s chairman, state Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, had rejected state school board’s first formula because it included a provision that would have automatically hiked Louisiana’s spending for schools in the years to come. The second, approved proposal didn’t include such a measure.

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