This fiscal session will be very important for teachers and support staff all across the state and at LFT we will be watching closely. Each week throughout the session we’ll send out updates to keep you informed about what’s going on. This session is only 9 weeks long and we have a lot of work to do in order to protect our rights and ensure teachers and support employees get a raise – we need all hands on deck!
Here are your weekly updates from this fiscal session:
Week 1: Revenue -- After a six month stalemate, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) finally came to a decision on the projected revenue for the state budget....
Week 2: The MFP --The House education committee voted to send the MFP back to BESE and asked them to remove $39 million for local school districts.
Week 3: The Committees Weigh In -- This week, the legislature was finally in full swing. Many bills passed through committee and are on their way to having a real-life impact on teachers, support staff, and their students throughout Louisiana.
Week 4: The MFP in Senate Education -- The Senate Committee on Education voted to approve the MFP.
Week 5: The House Budget -- The House Appropriations Committee approved a $30 billion budget.
Week 6: The MFP Goes Back to the House -- On Wednesday, the Senate passed the MFP!
Week 7: The Final Stretch -- There are less than two weeks left in the legislative session. It’s down to the wire and yet, the House Education Committee is still working to block passage of the MFP funding plan
Week 8: Educators Come Together -- Hundreds of teachers, support staff, principals, superintendents, school board members and retired teachers joined forces to lobby their legislators.
Week 9: The End -- The 9-week Louisiana legislative session came to a close. It was a fast-paced term with lots of legislation that had the potential to impact the lives of every day teachers and support staff in Louisiana. Here are the highlights...