St. Helena schools boast shrinking deficit
GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish School District's general fund deficit has shrunk to about $48,000, down from roughly $1.5 million two years ago.
The district's superintendent, Kelli Joseph says she expects the deficit to dwindle even further thanks to a bump in public school funding from the 2013 state legislative session.
The school district has already begun work on its 2013-14 budget, which Joseph said should include an additional $80,000 or so from the state after legislators recently approved a $69 million boost for public schools.
Joseph said about half of that money will go to teachers, while the other half will be used to help close the district's deficit.
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