Dubach School grades 6, 7, and 8 will be moved to the Ruston School District for the 2016-2017 school year, it was revealed at last night’s meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB). Currently, Dubach serves grades K through 8.
Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said the move makes financial sense.
The move will involve about 75 children, and about 10 teachers.
Milstead added, “All the faculty members at Dubach will have positions otherwise. It will diminish the number of employees we have in the district by approximately ten, saving us about $600 thousand a year.”
Plans are to add pre-K at Dubach, Milstead said.
Asked to clarify the money savings, it was said that even though no personnel would be laid off, the savings would come from retirements and other normal attrition, and then replacing those positions with the Dubach personnel.
Milstead also was asked if plans to completely close Dubach have been discussed, to which he said they had not.
“I have had none of those discussions. We have viable numbers at Dubach,” Milstead said.
Enrollment at Dubach should be about 125 to 150 pupils next year, he noted.