Dec 19, 2011 3:02 PM by Letitia Walker
Specifics are being previewed today for cuts to the St. Landry Parish School System. The board is scheduled to meet tomorrow at 3:00 to narrow down options for saving money. Approval is being requested by the Interim Superintendent for the following cost saving measures:
A. Suspension of medical insurance benefits which is currently being paid to all employees in the amount of $42.88 per employee - beginning in January 2012.
B. Elimination of two work days for all employees, including Monday, May 7, 2012 and Monday, May 14, 2012.
C. Reduction of day to day teacher substitutes. They would be used on an emergency basis only, as determined by the Supervisor of Personnel and the principal.
D. Suspension of Driver's Education & summer school (for deficiencies).
E. Suspension of Athletic Trainer's contract.
F. Suspension of contracts for cell phones, to include bus drivers, nurses and all central office personnel.
G. No mail outs for payroll checks. All checks to be picked up at schools or central office. Direct deposit for all employees by July 1, 2012.
H. Reduce hours of all temporary workers in central office by 30% - beginning in January 2012.
I. Suspend GPS and monitoring contracts.
J. Suspend sick/annual days to custodians and maintenance workers - 5 days total.