Parents of Southern University Laboratory School students could be on the hook to pay about $2,400 per year to send their children to the school after the Louisiana House Education committee approved a $500 tuition increase Wednesday.
The school currently charges about $997 per semester, or $1,994 per year. House Bill 856 sponsored by state Rep. Dalton Honoré, D-Baton Rouge, will advance to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
Another Honoré sponsored bill, House Bill 761, which would allow the school to hire private vendors to provide food service, also advanced out of the committee and is headed to the House floor for consideration. School Director, Ronnie Harrison said privatizing food service could save the school about $36,000 per year.