Funding Comes Up Short for Public Schools

Over 500 school board members flocked to the state capitol to hear that state funding is $12 million short for this year’s MFP (Minimum Foundation Program). Governor Edwards told the group that rising public school enrollment and the current budget deficit could mean cuts for the state’s 69 school districts.

The school board members also lobbied the legislature to prevent a one percent cut in the MFP that would mean a 30 million reduction to local school systems.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/18/16