Join Fellow LaTEACH Members!
Put on your Purple 
The Minimum Foundation Program (MFP) Task Force needs to hear your voice!



Put on your purple and meet us at the MFP Task Force meeting on September 4th!

The MFP is the education funding formula for Louisiana schools.  Last year major changes were proposed in how schools will be funded for students with disabilities.  Because of concerns expressed by parents the Legislature rejected the MFP proposed by BESE.  BESE is developing a new formula for next school year.  Take the opportunity to express your opinion and concerns. Be part of the solution and have your voice heard early.

The MFP Task Force is scheduled to meet five times:

September 4
September 23
October 21
November 21
December 13

Click here for the schedule of general topics covered on each of these dates.

ALL LaTEACH members are encouraged to attend the Louisiana MFP task force meeting.  If you don't have a purple LaTEACH shirt, contact your LaTEACH Regional Leader and we will provide one for you.
If you cannot attend then let the MFP Task Force Members
know how you feel.
Click HERE for the list of MFP Task Force Members.


Louisiana MFP (Education Funding) Task Force 



Wednesday, September 4, 2013



Claiborne Building

1201 North 3rd St.

Baton Rouge, La

More information on the MFP.

The MFP (Education Funding) Formula: Issues and Recommendations 

The current education funding formula recognizes that students with disabilities tend to cost more to educate than students without disabilities by counting students with disabilities as 2.5 students for funding purposes.  At least that is how funding is decided for traditional public schools.  In contrast, school choice programs, such as Type 2 and 5 charter schools, receive the same amount of funding regardless of whether a student has a disability or not.  This difference in how funding is distributed causes a system for some schools to have a financial motive to not serve students who cost the most.  That is why the DD Council and LaTEACH recommend that the starting place for any changes should use the same formula for all schools.


In order to ensure adequate resources truly follow the student it seems the funding formula should be reviewed, and possibly changed, so that funding levels are based on individual student needs.  Needs of students with disabilities often time do not connect directly to academic performance. Funding for individual needs should take into account much more than how students perform on a standardized assessment and consider the costs of various types and levels of services.

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