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Legislative session unkind to public education

Source: shreveporttimes Posted By: Candace George..4585 days ago

Because federal funds became available to plug a funding gap, the Minimum Foundation Program — the formula for funding public schools — stayed at the same level as a year ago.

No growth in the MFP is better than a loss but means Louisiana school systems will have to absorb any cost increases, said BESE President Keith Guice, of Monroe. "A reduction in the MFP is always a big concern of public school systems."

A 2.75 percent growth factor is built into the formula, but BESE agreed with Jindal's....

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