School aid plan likely to spark arguments

Article By: Will Sentell | December 11, 2013 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

A controversial public school program called Course Choice would be subsidized by Louisiana’s chief source of state school aid under a plan recommended Tuesday by the chairman of an education task force.

Jay Guillot, who is also a member of the state’s top school board, spelled out his suggestions ahead of Friday’s final meeting of a panel set up to review the state’s $3.5 billion public school funding system called the Minimum Foundation Program.
One proposal likely to spark arguments would revamp aid for the state’s new Course Choice program, which is aimed at offering students hard-to-get courses, including those required for college scholarships, dual enrollment and remedial work.

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