Gatti’s bill considered after ‘lunch shaming’ bill rejected

Kaylee Poche
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The Senate Education Committee on Thursday voted 4-2 to reject a bill that would have prevented schools from punishing students with lunch debt even though the bill had easily passed the House earlier this month.

The committee also voted 5-1 in favor of a bill allowing school employees to participate in student-initiated prayer during the work day if all of the students had obtained signed permission slips from their parents.

Currently, school employees are allowed to participate in student-initiated prayer in schools only before or after


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