The Lincoln Parish School District has cut about thirty teaching positions throughout the system due to budget constraints, Business Manager George Murphy told the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) at last night’s meeting.
Said Murphy, “Through attrition, we’ve eliminated thirty certificated positions.”
Over the past two years, total overall payroll at the district has decreased by about 90 positions, Murphy said. About 42 were teaching positions, and about 48 were staff positions.
No personnel were laid off in the cuts, however. The reductions were accomplished by not replacing personnel who retired or resigned.
The 7/1/12-6/30/13 budget adopted at last night’s meeting plans for revenues of about $66.6 million and expenditures of about $67.9 million. The 7/1/11-6/30/12 budget had revised actual revenues of about $69.0 million and expenditures of about $70.0 million.
This represents an expected decrease in revenues of about $2.4 million (3 1/2%) and an expected decrease in expenditures of about $2.1 million (3%).
We will have additional reporting later today on other matters from the meeting.