The St. Landry Parish School Board began laying people off last week in order to reduce a projected $3.9 million deficit. The board approved the layoffs with a 7-4 vote and cut 68 positions in the process.

Yesterday, the board decided to stop the layoffs after the state Legislative Auditor's Office stated that they were pleased with the board.

Superintendent Joseph Cassimere said that they would like to see more layoffs.

The board's new vote of 6-5 stopped the layoffs and the cuts that were made are expected to save the district around $3.3 million.

The positions primarily affected by the cuts were nurses, teachers of English as a second language, and teacher's aides.