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Student enrollment drops, employees cut in EFP

3 years ago September 28, 2012 Sep 28, 2012 Friday, September 28 2012 Friday, September 28, 2012 5:00:28 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

CLINTON - Students in East Feliciana Parish school are leaving the parish. As a result, 20 school employees could lose their jobs.

The district lost more than 100 students this year, resulting in a decrease of $800,000 in state money for the year. To make up for the loss, the district must make changes to their staff.

Towanda Taylor's mother has worked for the district for almost 30 years. Now, her job is at risk.

"That would be upsetting to the whole system to me," said Taylor. "Because she's an asset to them, I think she is."

The district has struggled over the years, and this isn't their first time making a drastic change to conserve funding.

"They did a four day week to save money," said Miranda Winters. "The only thing I think they're saving money on is the busses."

The school board will decide the fate of their employees within the next month.

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