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WBR board approves $1.8 million in cuts

5 years ago May 20, 2010 May 20, 2010 Thursday, May 20 2010 Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:19:00 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Andrea Fontenot

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
administrators.

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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