Sep 11, 2013 9:08 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
The West Feliciana Parish School Board has approved a balanced $24.5 million general fund budget for the current school year.
More than half of the expected revenue - $13.5 million - is coming from local taxes, while state aid through the Minimum Foundation Program will be about $10.3 million.
School Superintendent Hollis G. Milton said the parish ranks about fifth in the state in local funding as a percentage of the entire budget.
As the official Oct. 1 head count of students for state funding nears, Milton says, he is cautiously optimistic that enrollment will show a small increase, 30 or more students, than were enrolled Oct. 1, 2012.
Each additional student amounts to about $5,000 more a year in state funding.