MONROE, La. (AP) — Acting superintendent Derenda Flowers told the Monroe City School Board finance committee that the financial hurdles the board will face in the upcoming fiscal year are likely to be greater than those faced in the current fiscal year.

But in the current fiscal year, Flowers says the board must begin immediately trying to cut anywhere from $1 million to $2 million from its balanced budget to compensate for the loss of students in the district.

The News-Star reports committee chairman Vickie Krutzer was the only committee member present while board president Verbon Muhammad also attended. Because there was no a quorum, the committee couldn't take action.

Flowers has said the district may be forced to consider laying off employees to make ends meet.