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2024 Mid-Session Citizens for Educational Choice Review

2024-04-21T19:30:31-06:00

Since the session began, we have seen that every bill that has public schools attached will then have an associated movement to attach private schools to everything. This issue from their perspective is that if you receive any state funds, you must comply. Attempts but Rep. Frieberg and Rep. Schlegel to keep autonomy in private schools

2024 Mid-Session Citizens for Educational Choice Review2024-04-21T19:30:31-06:00

2023 Legislative Successes

2023-08-14T14:38:37-06:00

Increased Required Services by $1,000,000 to be used for continuing education. Increased the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program by $860,000 Stopped a bill that would have required non-publics to report all sources of income. Amended the Bullying Policy to be in line with non-public schools.  

2023 Legislative Successes2023-08-14T14:38:37-06:00

Final Non- Public School 2023 Legislative Session Review

2023-08-14T14:28:32-06:00

The goals coming into the session were to (1) increase Required Services, (2) increase Scholarships and to (3) monitor publics for impact on non-publics. Increase Required Services We were able to increase Required Services by $1,000,000 from the State General Fund. This will be used for Continuing Education; data used 56% vs 36% by DOE;

Final Non- Public School 2023 Legislative Session Review2023-08-14T14:28:32-06:00

Citizens for Educational Choice Louisiana 2022 Legislative Session Review

2022-07-20T09:43:23-06:00

Citizens for Educational Choice Overview  The CEC was very active before the session in meeting with legislators.  There was a move to have more funding allocated to private school through Education Savings Accounts which was ultimately vetoed by the Governor. Attempts to increase allocation for Required Services was met with resistance. However, CEC did

Citizens for Educational Choice Louisiana 2022 Legislative Session Review2022-07-20T09:43:23-06:00

Citizens for Educational Choice Last Week of Session Update May 30, 2022

2022-05-30T10:51:26-06:00

As the 2022 Regular Session winds down we are carefully watching our priority agenda times including the budget, non public school appointee to the BESE Board and the attempt to privatize the school nutrition program. It appears that HB 4  to eliminate the Non Public BESE appointee and HB 986 to privatize the school nutrition

Citizens for Educational Choice Last Week of Session Update May 30, 20222022-05-30T10:51:26-06:00
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