Report urges school funding increase in Louisiana

Article By: Mike Hasten | December 11, 2013 | Originally Posted on Shreveporttimes.com

BATON ROUGE — If the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approves a proposed plan and the Legislature agrees to fund it, public schools next year would receive more money to address problems.

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education member Jay Guillot, chairman of a panel that studied the way public schools are funded, is presenting Friday a proposed final report to the Minimum Foundation Program Task Force. It proposes additional funding for schools and accountability in how it’s used.

Guillot said he considers his draft plan a “very responsible proposal” that “recognizes school systems need more money.”

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