OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The St. Landry Parish School Board voted 6-5 to retain an option to buy out Edward Brown's contract, even though the school district may not have the money to do so.

The Advocate reports Brown's contract as superintendent doesn't end until Dec. 31.

In April, the board voted against renewing for at least one year Brown's current three-year contract. Brown was selected superintendent in May 2013. He has said he plans to work in the school district until his contract expires.

Brown attended Thursday's board meeting, but he did not speak about the matter.

St. Landry, which is anticipating a general fund deficit of $2 million when the 2015-16 fiscal year ends Friday, cannot afford to pay two superintendents, said board member Kyle Boss.

(Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com)


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