St. Landry Parish School Board Budget Hurting Badly
St. Landry Schools look to be in a tight spot financially. Still a vote by the St. Landry Parish School Board has struck down the idea of closing the gap in funding by letting employees go. Daryl Purpera, the State Legislative Auditor, said that his review of the budget indicates that 90 percent of it was for personnel with the system.
Last night's vote was made after Purpera stated that the district had fallen into a "grave financial situation." He says that the district needs to develop a plan of action for a March 26 Fiscal Review Committee. He wants the plan to address what is expected to be a $3.75 million operating fund deficit by the end of July.
The district needs to show how it plans on making up for the financial problems, according to Purpera, who is part of the review committee.