Lafayette Superintendent: Survey Results May Be Tainted
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Pat Cooper may call a do-over on a survey sent to some employees about positions that face cuts to balance the district's $23.5 million budget shortfall. Cooper tells The Advocate the survey link was shared on social media websites like Facebook.
The survey was sent by email Monday to those school system employees, who are eligible to receive a supplemental check paid with excess tax revenue from a 2002 half-cent sales tax dedicated to boosting teacher pay. Cooper has asked the school board to consider using up to $10 million from the sales tax fund for support worker salaries.
Cooper said Tuesday that employees still have until 5 p.m. Wednesday to respond.
He said the results will be shared with board Thursday.