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Webster schools to see funding increase for special education

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In this year’s legislative budget, Louisiana schools will see a funding increase of about $64 million for special education students, State Superintendent John White says.

But is it enough to make it work for Webster Parish Schools?

“While the budget introduced by the governor included a $35 million increase in the MFP due to an anticipated growth in the student population, it did not include an increase in the per capita rate of funding for schools,” White said.
“BESE nevertheless passed an MFP that included not just a 1.375 percent increase in the per capita rate, but also a $5.4 million increase

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