Education chief suggests reworked voucher funding - KLFY News 10

Education chief suggests reworked voucher funding

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MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state education superintendent has offered local school boards a new proposal to pay for the statewide voucher program.

But the leader of the school boards association, which is suing the state over the issue, has rejected the proposed financing idea.

A state district judge said Louisiana unconstitutionally paid for the voucher program through the public school funding formula.

The Louisiana Supreme Court hears the case in March.

White said Thursday that he's offered a reworking of the voucher funding to school districts that would sidestep the funding formula.

But the plan would still use the dollars that flow through it.

Scott Richard, executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, says the idea isn't going anywhere.

He says there's no reason to discuss "furthering an already unconstitutional funding scheme."

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