WBR board approves $1.8 million in cuts

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Posted: May 20, 2010 6:19 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: West Baton Rouge Parish School Board, cuts, budget, shortfall, teachers, education, fiscal

The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved $1.8 million in cuts aimed at helping offset an expected budget shortfall during the 2011 fiscal year.

Superintendent David Corona says 17 teacher positions and five paraprofessional jobs will be eliminated through attrition.

In addition, two school-based administrative positions will be filled by school board central office

The school system will be on the hook next year to pay an increased amount of retirement contributions to employees, while receiving less money from the state per student in Minimum
Foundation Program funds.

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