Without debate, the Louisiana House approved legislation Thursday that would increase state aid for public schools by nearly $85 million.
The vote was 100-0.
The legislation, House Concurrent Resolution 18, next faces action in the state Senate.
The measure would fulfill the request submitted in March by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The Legislature can only accept or reject BESE’s plan but cannot change it.
Gov. Bobby Jindal earlier recommended a spending outline that would generally freeze state aid to the state’s roughly 720,000 public school students.
The resolution would increase that by $36 million.
It also directs $40 million to finance about 5,000 new students and $8 million to help students with disabilities and other areas.
The dollars are sent through the $3.7 billion Minimum Foundation Program, or MFP.