The Lafayette Parish School System’s budget should be ready for public inspection this week.

The board on Tuesday approved a new timeline for adopting the budget, which sets its presentation to the public for Aug. 27, with a public hearing scheduled for Sept. 11. A board meeting to adopt the budget should follow the hearing.

If major changes are made to the budget during the public inspection period, a second date of Sept. 15 has been set aside for the public hearing and budget adoption.

Sept. 15 is the absolute last day to adopt a budget, or the district will be forced to operate on the 2013-2014 fiscal year's budget.

Chief Financial Officer Billy Guidry says the administration’s revised budget restores several teaching and assistant principal positions cut by the board by accounting for about $6 million in projected increases in the district’s sales tax collections.

The budget must be submitted to the state by September 30th.