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  •  You are missing the point. (2+ / 0-)
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    zenbassoon, Tonedevil

    Suppose the School District closes its doors.

    What then?

    There are both state and federal laws that demand the state educates the children. They cannot just leave them to fester.

    No one is suggesting that the state has to bail out the district ... that is a separate matter, but the state does have to educate the kids.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 04:03:20 PM PST

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    •  You are missing the point. (3+ / 0-)
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      VClib, zenbassoon, twigg

      What "federal laws" require that the State step in do MORE than send the minimum foundation funds to the District?  

      Under state law, the state satisfies its financial obligation to educate the students of Orleans Parish by sending Minimum Foundation funds to Orleans Parish.  

      Orleans Parish Schools are not going to close their doors if this judgment stands.  The School system will likely declare bankruptcy, stiffing a number of creditors, and work our a plan in bankruptcy where they will, over time, have to divert  a substantial portion of the funds that they were using to educating these children to pay the Judgment.  They will still get the state money every year -- it's just that not all that money will go to educating students any more, and a substantial amount will go to paying off the judgment -- if that's what happens in the Bankruptcy.  

      The Orleans Parish Public School system is not going to get any more money from the state.  If this Judgment gets paid out of the bankruptcy, it's going to come from the money that the Orleans Parish Public School System would have spent on students.  

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