Representative blocks school funding

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:08pm

State Representative Rickey Hardy has blocked the Lafayette Parish School Board's receipt of more than 700,000.

Hardy says he was not contacted by the parish school board, so it seems they did not want the money.

The Advertiser reports on Tuesday, Hardy, a former Lafayette Parish School Board member, made a motion to approve all other systems but Lafayette. A Baton Rouge lawmaker tried to block the motion, but that failed. Hardy's motion passed.