Jun 10, 2013 8:52 AM by AP
Officials say some Lafayette Parish School System hiring and staffing decisions are on hold until the school board makes some key budget decisions.
Bruce Leininger, the district's human resources director, says the district is overstaffed by 83.5 teachers with a proposal to cut the positions at a savings of $5.3 million pending board approval. The district also has a proposal to cut seven assistant principals and two counselors at a savings of $995,000.
The board is set to meet again on June 18 to review proposed changes to its $256 million general fund, which includes salaries and other daily operational expenses. Final adoption of the unified budget isn't scheduled until July 17, nearly three weeks after the start of the fiscal year.