New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-06-08 16:30:00 –
The $ 3.9 billion funding plan for public schools was approved by the House of Representatives 98-0 on Tuesday, clearing the final hurdle.
The bill, Senate Simultaneous Resolution 2, passed the Senate without controversy.
The law allows public school teachers an annual salary increase of $ 800 and support workers an annual salary increase of $ 400.
These hiking costs and funding for public schools were included in Louisiana’s $ 37 billion operating budget and were finalized early.
A salary increase costs about $ 80 million.
The coronavirus pandemic that hit the state last year and multiple hurricanes have reduced enrollment in public schools by about 15,000.
About 700,000 students attend public schools.
The law is based on a second request by the state primary school board.
Under pressure from the state legislature, the state’s Supreme Board of Education approved a revised funding request on Wednesday, including a $ 800 salary increase …
The first was informally rejected by the Senate Board of Education, and lawmakers should submit a new plan to BESE with a $ 800 and $ 400 salary increase instead of the original $ 400 and $ 200 salary increase request. Asked.
The Louisiana Board of Education voted on Tuesday for the state legislature to raise the price of public schools by $ 80 million.
The resolution is sponsored by Senate Board of Education Chairman Cleo Fields and D-Baton Rouge.
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