Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:47pm
The cost of school-related spending – including pen-and-paper supplies, electronics and other school fees – has increased by 20 percent in just one year, far outpacing wage increases and the rate of inflation, according to Huntington Bank's annual Backpack Index.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:27pm
The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will be providing free lunch to its almost 42,000 students, including thousands who in the past had to pay for their meals. The school district plans to take advantage of a new federal initiative that allows public schools in high-poverty areas to provide free meals to all students without families having to fill out individual forms.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:31am
There was some complaining during Hattiesburg Public School District’s budget hearing earlier this month. It came when chief financial officer Terry Stennis was talking about the $18.6 million the district was getting from the state.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:18am
Thousands of elementary school teachers have been asked this summer to hold on to their lesson plans as 37 school districts throughout the state seek to show that they are providing students with required exercise.