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Apr 18, 2012 7:27 AM by AP

School cuts approved by Tangipahoa board

AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board has approved the continuation of a package of one-year cuts that should save the system $2 million during 2012-13.

The Advocate reports the cuts include suspending professional leaves, most medical leaves and not awarding annual pay increases known as step raises.

Bret Schnadelbach, the system's financial chief, told the board Tuesday the cuts should reduce the system's projected deficit from $9.5 million to approximately $7.5 million.

The cuts were set to expire at the end of the current fiscal year June 30.

The cuts were approved by the school board without opposition.

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