Government Relations Specialist
Louisiana Association of Educators
Invest in priorities that
build the foundation for
student has a
Hold “ALL” Accountable for
student opportunities for
Take school boards out of the hiring and firing
Eliminate “LIFO” or “Last In, First Out”
Ineffective after one year, return to probationary
status, start dismissal after two years, and lose
certification after three years.
Reserve tenure status for teachers that have
been highly effective for five years in a row.
Expand the existing Scholarship Program
statewide for low-income students at C,D and F
Not hold private and parochial schools to the
same standards as public schools.
Give parents a vote to have their school eligible to
be a Recovery School District Charter. “Parent
Change funding of schools so that dollars follow
No MFP growth for 4th
Places Student Scholarships for Education Excellence
Program in the MFP and expands the program.
State General Revenues increase only based on
increased student enrollment. (21 mil or less than 1%)
All other education revenue sources go down, such
as subgrantee assistance, federal funds, education
excellence funds, etc.
No monies to deal with increased costs of
transportation, insurance, retirement, etc.
1. “Aspirational Goal” of reaching 100%
proficiency by 2014.
2. Increased takeover of schools by RSD.
3. Do away with student attendance
and student dropout as a factor in
calculating school performance.
4. Waives “highly qualified” status.
5. School Voucher Proposal.
32.3 million increase over last year.
• $23.1M increase due to:
increase in students
local revenue adjustments impacting district wealth
• $9.2M increase due to addition of:
LSDVI transfer from current line item appropriation‐
SSD transfer from current line item appropriation‐
Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence
Program (SSEEP) transfer from current line item
• $11.2M increase over the FY 12 13 Executive Budget‐
Foreign Language Associate Enhancement
Adds the $20,000 supplemental allocation for districts and
schools that employ teachers who graduate from the
Escadrille Louisiane program to the current allocation for
Foreign Language Associate Teachers (10)
Hold Harmless Enhancement
Repurposes the annual 10% Hold Harmless reduction
amount to provide rewards to High performing schools,
and schools achieving significant student progress, as
defined by BESE
• Special School District
• Louisiana School for the Deaf and
• Choice System
Educational Service Providers
• Student Scholarships for Educational
• Early High School Graduation
HB88 (Hensgens-R, HD 47)
Prohibits public payroll withholdings or
deductions or any portion thereof from being
used to support or oppose candidates,
propositions, political committees, or political
parties and provides for the enforcement of
the prohibition by the Board of Ethics.