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A+PEL's Fight for Raises and School Funding Continues!

Monday, September 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Terri Olsen
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A+PEL's Fight for Raises and School Funding Continues!

A+PEL continues to fight for an increase in educator pay and school funding! We know how hard each one of Louisiana's educators works and strives for excellence in their classrooms and schools. It's imperative that the Louisiana Legislature and BESE vote in favor of FULLY FUNDING both teacher/support raises and increased funding to our classrooms. Read on to see what A+PEL and A+PEL members have been doing to fight for you!

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, BESE considered the MFP formula that was sent back to them by the House Education Committee. A+PEL was there and members Robyn Heistand and Rebecca Albert testified regarding their personal experiences and in support of keeping teacher/support raises and increased school funding in the MFP formula.

BESE Member Tony Davis noted the power of both educators' testimonies.

These educators then went to the State Capitol and met with legislators in order to advocate for full funding!

Our members were then interviewed by Louisiana Public Broadcasting!

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, the Senate Education Committee considered the MFP(the public school funding plan for the 2019-2020 school year)previously approved by BESE. A+PEL Executive Director Dr. Keith Courville testified in support of fully funding the MFP as approved by BESE, which provides for$1,000 teacher pay raises and $500 annual boosts for support workers. The MFP recommendation was approved by the Senate Education Committee 6-1.

Want to be part of our movement?To learn more about what A+PEL offers and how we can elevate YOUR voice, attend our Summer Conference.Register for Camp A+PEL 2019which will be held inBaton Rouge June 5-6 with a FREE Ed Camp After Dark held June 4th!


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