Gov. Jindal wants status quo spending for K-12
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.