Gov. Jindal wants status quo spending for K-12

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Posted: Feb 15, 2011 5:41 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Feb 15, 2011 5:41 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Baton Rouge, Governor Bobby Jindal, student, based, budgeting, pilot, program, BESE

BATON ROUGE- Governor Bobby Jindal says Louisiana's public schools will not face the massive budget cuts some agencies are dealing with.

His proposed plan leaves the formula for funding K-12 the same. An increase in the number of public school students means the plan will still take more of your tax dollars.

The governor made the announcement at a news conference this morning.

The governor also announced a pilot program for what's known as student based budgeting. Six school systems will implement the method next fall.

The money follows a student to an individual school. That gives principals and teachers more budget control. Some BESE members say it gives local educators more authority and more accountability.

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