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Dept. of Education website bill payment missed

8 months ago Monday, August 18, 2014 9:19:49 AM CDT August 18, 2014 Monday, August 18 2014 Aug 18, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's administration said the state Department of Education's website should be back online later Monday, after a bill payment issue caused it to temporarily go down.

The LouisianaBelieves.com website was replaced by a "domain for sale" placeholder after the bill payment didn't process, according to the Department of Administration.

The incident happened the same day that Jindal and Superintendent of Education John White were back in court over a lawsuit filed to stop the governor's attempts to end the Common Core educational standards in Louisiana. The issue has created a divide between White, who supports Common Core, and Jindal, who has said he sees Common Core as unduly removing the state's control from Louisiana education.

A Department of Administration spokesperson said the website incident was a technical error, and the result of unfortunate timing.

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