New EBR school budget process has same old problem: Lack of funds

Article By: Charles Lussier | June 2, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

Unlike in years past, about a third of the spending proposed in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system’s $441.1 million general operating budget reflects the judgments of school principals, not the Central Office.

However, the recently released budget proposed for the fiscal year starting July 1 is still out of balance, not a new phenomenon.

Schools Superintendent Bernard Taylor is projecting the school system will dip into its reserves once again to stay in the black, to the tune of almost $20 million. That’s less than earlier projections of as much as $33 million in overspending, but it still represents an almost 5 percent increase in spending overall.

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