Saturday, June 26, 2010

Outrage as Jindal vetoes teacher stipends

In a move guaranteed to outrage educators, Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed $16.3 million to pay stipends for nationally certified teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers and school speech language pathologists and audiologists.

The governor announced his vetoes late Friday. While local school systems must by law pick up the stipends for teachers, some of the others will lose their stipends if school boards choose not to fund them.

The governor also "unraveled efforts to shield Southern University and Southeastern Louisiana University from significant budget cuts," according to this article by Advocate reporters Michelle Millhollon and Mark Ballard.

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