Louisiana Supreme Court declares Voucher Funding Mechanism Unconstitutional!

Posted on May 9, 2013

On May 7, 2013, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the funding mechanism for the Minimum Foundation Program violates the Louisiana Constitution. The Louisiana Constitution states that MFP funds most be allocated to public school systems, but the 2012 legislature still voted to divert those funds to non-public schools. The Louisiana Supreme Court upheld the ruling of the Honorable Timothy Kelley, Judge, 19th Judicial District Court. Our law firm was honored to represent the Louisiana Federation of Teachers in this lawsuit. The Louisiana Association of Educators, the Louisiana School Boards Association and over forty (40) individual school boards also were plaintiffs.

Here is the full text of the ruling: Louisiana Federation of Teachers et al v State et al (Act 2) SUPREME COURT May 7 2013