Louisiana community college system chief Joe May says state's new funding formula penalizes some schools

 
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The state’s new formula for allocating money to community colleges doesn’t do enough to compensate schools for students who don’t complete courses, the head of Louisiana’s community college system said Tuesday in Houma.

Joe May, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system, spoke to a lunch meeting of the South Central Industrial Association, which has teamed with public schools in Assumption, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes to campaign to educate young students about potential career paths and educational opportunities beyond high school.

During his talk at the Courtyard by Marriott, May said that since community colleges must “keep their doors open” and allow any resident to attend its classes, they draw a larger population of “at-risk” students who are more likely not to complete their studies.
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