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La. Senate backs $3.6B school financing formula

1 year ago May 20, 2014 May 20, 2014 Tuesday, May 20 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 3:25:49 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to a $3.6 billion formula for Louisiana's public schools next year.

As it heads to the House, the financing plan for the 2014-15 school year would increase spending by $145 million.

Of the increases, $70 million would simply roll into the permanent formula an increase that lawmakers gave to school districts this year. Another $40 million is tied to increased student enrollment. Another $20 million addresses local tax changes.

Only $15 million of the increase would expand program spending, including for career education courses and special education.

The Senate voted 38-1 for the proposal. Republican Sen. Dan Claitor, of Baton Rouge, opposed it because he disagrees with the way funding is distributed among disabled students.

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