TITLE 17. EDUCATION

CHAPTER 8. EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES

PART II. LOUISIANA SCHOOL OF MATH, SCIENCE, AND THE ARTS

 

17:1968.1      Funding;  inclusion in the minimum foundation program formula;  other appropriated state funds

 

A. (1) The board of directors of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts annually shall prepare and adopt a recommended formula to adequately fund the educational programs at the school.  The formula shall have as its goal to provide state funding for the school which shall not be less than the average funding on a per student basis at peer institutions in other states having similar programs and enrollments and may provide for achieving its goal over a multi-year period.  The recommended formula shall be submitted to the division of administration as the total budget request for the school.

 

(2) Funding for the school shall be provided through appropriations made directly to the school from the state general fund and through funds appropriated for the minimum foundation program and allocated to the school by the Department of Education.

 

B. (1) For the purposes of this Section, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts shall be considered a public secondary school and, as such, shall be included by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in the formula required by Article VIII, Section 13 of the Constitution of Louisiana used to determine the cost of a minimum foundation program of education in all public elementary and secondary schools.

 

(2) Minimum foundation program funds allocated to the school shall be based upon the school's enrollment, which shall be determined in the same manner as for other public schools, and each student shall be funded at one hundred percent of the state per pupil amount as contained in the minimum foundation program budget letter approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

 

C. The amount of funding for any budget request submitted as provided in this Section that is not provided through the minimum foundation program formula shall be determined by the legislature.

 

Added by Acts 2010, No. 656, ยง 1, eff. June 29, 2010.