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“Along with the changes to the MFP (Minimum Foundation Program), the parish’s teachers will see a pay raise of more than $3,500 a month,” Downs said. “We were also able to give pay raises of 5 percent to Louisiana Tech and Grambling State professors.”

That’s a combined $4 million in salaries that will stay in Lincoln Parish, Downs said.

“When you consider that most people say a dollar turns over five times before it leaves an area, you’re looking at an economic impact of about $20 million,” Downs said.

Other areas in education that received funding were:

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