With smaller budget, EBR School System looks to cut spending

EBRPSS is looking for ways to cut spending since they'll have a reduced budget (Source: WAFB)
EBRPSS is looking for ways to cut spending since they'll have a reduced budget (Source: WAFB)

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Many parents were very eager Thursday night to hear about the financial future of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.

The school board met Thursday evening to discuss their budget. Like the state, the school system is looking at less money to work with. The superintendent says they are working to protect classroom funding by reducing travel and by not buying more school buses.

"Another thing we're doing, we're looking at attrition, through attrition, reducing the number of employees we have. We don't want to cut anyone's job, but we're also making sure people are in the right places and those who leave the system, we're taking a look at are they in the right places?" said Superintendent Warren Drake.

The superintendent says many things have led to a tighter budget in EBR Parish, including the addition of more charter schools in the system.

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