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  • New task force to review school funding formula

    September 4, 2013 5:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of Louisiana education leaders, lawmakers and others are looking at ways to tweak Louisiana's multibillion-dollar public school funding formula. A new task force, created by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, opens its discussions Wednesday, with hearings from public school officials... more »
  • Media campaign planned for school funding program

    May 17, 2013 8:53 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish school system and individual schools may soon be able to draw from private donations to pay for new computers, band uniforms or renovations without siphoning money out of the district's budget. The Advocate reports the Lafayette Parish Fund for Excellence in Public Schools,... more »
  • School Funding Formula Short $42M

    November 15, 2010 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As if the budget news wasn't bad enough. The Jindal administration has been told the state budget underestimated the number of students attending public schools this school year, and the funding formula for school districts is short $42 million. That's money lawmakers and the governor's... more »

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