The St. Landry Parish School Board has refused board member John Miller's request to ask the state Legislative Auditor's Office to examine the district's finances, while voting to cut employees' travel expenses and ending their sabbatical leaves.  

Thursday the board also narrowly approved a personnel committee's recommendation denying employee requests for sick leave because of the district's declaration earlier this year of a financial emergency.

Finance director Tressa Miller said the district's current $100 million operating budget shows a
current projected ending fund balance of slightly more than $25,000.