Below is the first part of an article by Danielle Dreilinger from nola.com. It reads…
A Baton Rouge judge will soon decide whether Louisiana could be on the hook for $199 million — or less than $2 million — in a school funding lawsuit. District Judge R. Michael Caldwell heard arguments Friday on whether the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board‘s suit should be certified as a class action, according to a report in The Shreveport Times.
The suit was filed after the Louisiana Supreme Court invalidated the 2012 law funding school systems under the annual Minimum Foundation Program. The state then reverted to the previous law. But the 2011 law mandated a 2.75 percent increase in the budget if it stayed in place for a second year.
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