BESE BACKS TEACHER PAY RAISES, SUPPORT STAFF, AND BOOST IN SCHOOL FUNDING

Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) President Dr. Gary Jones issued the following statement regarding the submission on March 15 of the unanimously approved FY 2019-20 Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula and resolution which urges increased early childhood education funding:

“Following unanimous adoption, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today submitted the Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) formula for the 2019-2020 school year. The formula includes a $1,000 pay raise for public school teachers, a $500 pay raise for public school support staff and a $39 million boost in K-12 public school funding. Along with the MFP formula, BESE submitted a resolution urging the Legislature to implement a recommendation by the Early Childhood Care and Education Commission to provide $86 million to address Louisiana’s early childhood education crisis of access. We look forward to working with the Legislature to meet the needs of all Louisiana students, all educators and all places of learning.”

One thought on “BESE BACKS TEACHER PAY RAISES, SUPPORT STAFF, AND BOOST IN SCHOOL FUNDING

  1. I am all for paying teachers more but this raise is a bad idea. First of all it is a permanent raise based on temporary money. The taxes that are supporting this raise will expire and then the budget will be in deficit again, so yep, more taxes later when we are upside down. Also it is a nominal raise that comes out to about $19 per week before taxes. This is a political move to get votes from educators for JBE.

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