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Gov. Jindal wants status quo spending for K-12

4 years ago February 15, 2011 Feb 15, 2011 Tuesday, February 15 2011 Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:41:57 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mike Steele

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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