HB1 Reduces Funding for Nonpublic Schools

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THE CATHOLIC COMMENTATOR

Rob Tasman, executive director of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement regarding the passage of HB1 on Thursday:

“Unfortunately, the House passed HB1 yesterday to the detriment of nonpublic schools within the state of Louisiana.  The funding that nonpublic schools receive through the Required Services and School Lunch Salary Supplement programs remain dramatically underfunded.  The Required Services program maintains a deficit of over $4 Million while the School Lunch Salary Supplement program continues to suffer a $4 Million shortfall.  HB1 will be considered by the Senate Finance committee next.  We will persist in our efforts to advocate for full funding for these critical programs on behalf of our nonpublic schools throughout this great state.”