Louisiana House Approves Funding for Scholarship Program for Low-income Students

Louisiana House Approves Funding for Scholarship Program for Low-income Students

Lawmakers in Louisiana today showed their support of educational opportunities for low-income students by agreeing to fully fund the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which is currently underfunded, through the end of the school year. An additional $2.7 million is included in House Bill 1 to fully fund the program.

The Louisiana Scholarship Program provides nearly 7,000 low-income students in low-performing schools the opportunity to attend the participating school of their choice.

“Without this additional funding, these students risk being told they have to return to their home schools, taking them out of a learning environment that they know and are succeeding in. ExcelinEd in Action would like to thank Rep. Cameron Henry, Rep. Scott Simon, Rep. Tony Bacala and the Louisiana Federation for Children for their work to ensure these students are able to continue their learning, uninterrupted, at the school that works best for them.”

Nathan Hoffman, Gulf Regional Legislative Director, ExcelinEd in Action 

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Tell your senator that you support the Louisiana Scholarship Program.