The St. Landry Parish School Board voted for a change to one of their policies last night.  When the members gathered for their meeting, they voted on a change to revise the reduction policy because there may be some layoffs on the way.

The Board vote was a temporary move to make the change to the personnel policy.  Now, any of the support workers will have the same ability as any of the certified personnel to try to get a their previous job if they get laid off as part of a restructuring move.

So who is part of the support staff?  Well, those are positions like people who work in the cafeteria, are part of the custodial staff, secretaries, and the bus drivers, while a certified employee would be an administrator or teacher.
The move to consider layoffs has been going on for months, after the Legislative Auditor's Office told the St. Landry School Board that it was necessary that they work on a plan to circumvent their nearly 4 million dollar budget deficit.