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By Jerrie Williams

Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...

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C.O.P.E.

Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.

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By Jerrie Williams
Jan. 17, 2013 5:43 p.m.

Revenue



In Fiscal Year 2012, Louisiana’s education budget for kindergarten through high school is $8.7 billion, including $8 billion for local school districts and a half billion for the Recovery School District. More than 99% of the funding goes directly to school districts. The budget for the Louisiana Department of Education is less than one percent of the state’s education budget. 

Louisiana’s K12 education is funded by a combination of federal, state and local revenue.

Federal Funding



Federal tax dollars fund approximately 15% of the total education budget. For Fiscal Year 2012-2013, Louisiana received $## in federal funding. The majority of federal funding is provided through grants, including grants administered by the state and grants that are awarded directly to school districts.

State Funding



State tax dollars fund approximately 38% of the total education budget. For Fiscal Year 2012-2013, Louisiana provided an estimated $3.4 billion for the Minimum Foundation Program.

The overwhelming majority of state funding is allocated to school districts based on a formula, which is designed to ensure all school districts have a minimum amount of funding for schools. The formula is established under the Minimum Foundation Program which is adopted by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and approved by the Legislature. Funding under the Minimum Foundation Program is provided as a block grant and school districts determine how to spend the funding.  

Local Funding



Local tax dollars fund approximately 47% of the total education budget. For Fiscal Year 2012-2013, local government provided $## billion.

 Taken by: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/funding/revenue

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