Jun 12, 2014 8:33 AM by AP
Terrebonne Parish's largest employer will increase the size of its staff for the first time in five years.
The Courier reports the Terrebonne Parish School Board held a short meeting Wednesday night to solicit comment on the proposed $207 million Terrebonne Parish School District budget for fiscal year 2014-15.
The proposed budget creates 31 new full-time positions, including 19 new elementary school teachers, four middle and high school teachers and two assistant principals. The additions increase the district's total workforce to 2,362.
The newly announced budget brings to an end a long trend of eliminations through attrition.
For the first time in five years, finance director Becky Breaux says the school board succeeded in establishing a balanced budget on its first attempt.