Louisiana Senators reject school funding formula proposed by state board

Article By: Julia O'Donoghue and Danielle Dreilinger | May 2, 2014 | Originally Posted on NOLA.com

The Louisiana Senate Education Committee shot down a $3.6 billion public school formula proposed by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Thursday afternoon. Senators objected to a provision that could force the Legislature into automatically hiking the state’s funding for schools for years to come.

“I’m just fundamentally against the concept that there’s a mandatory increase imposed,” said Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, who heads up the education committee.

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