Louisiana Retired Teachers Association meets for annual meeting
Every spring, The Louisiana Retired Teachers Association gathers in Alexandria for its annual meeting.
Out of the more than 75,000 retired teachers in Louisiana more than 150 of them attended the meeting Wednesday.
The purpose of the annual spring meeting is to connect and talk more about relevant issues regarding retired teachers and current teachers
One of the main topics discussed included teacher pay raises, and the importance of the proposal going through the minimum foundation program, or MFP.
The MFP is how the Louisiana Department of Education allocates funding for school districts across the state. The association said those raises would be permanent.
The meeting was free and open to the public, Nancy Quigley the association's state president said that's especially important.
"We want all of the community to know about the retired teachers, and the dilemmas that we face, the problems that we face,” Quigley explained. “That's what we work for, to make retirement years great, to make sure our retirees have the best possible life that they can.”
To learn more about the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association and the current issues regarding teacher pay raises visit https://lrta.net/ and our related links section.