Lafayette School Board Rejects Spending Plan
The Lafayette Parish School Board did not vote to give approval to the district's 409 million dollar budget. Some of the school board members yesterday said that they were very worried and could not agree with using funds for the budget that are dedicated for teacher raises. Some also disagreed with using four million dollars in rainy day funds to balance the budget.
The school board members each cast their vote, and when all was said and down, the vote was 5 to four against passing the budget that was on the table at the special board meeting.
The school system's chief financial officer Billy Guidry said the board will meet soon in another workshop to try to tackle the issues. Louisiana law says that each school board system must have an approved budget by September 15th.