Lafayette school board delays budget adoption

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The public may not get a chance to view the Lafayette Parish school system's $654 million proposed unified budget until late July or early August. 

The Advocate reports  school board members decided Tuesday that they weren't ready to issue the spending plan for inspection that was set to begin July 2. 

Some members say there are too many issues to work out, such as the proposed elimination of about 44 teachers and seven assistant principals, now included in the approved proposed general fund budget. 

The cuts had been proposed due to overstaffing based on student enrollments. The board approved the $256 million general fund, which includes district salaries and instructional expenses, as well as other remaining funds, on June 18. 

The board will continue budget discussions on July 18.



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