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School Board approves $545.5M budget, including pay raises

Posted at 12:42 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 14:16:05-04

LAFAYETTE, La. – A $545.5 million budget for the 2019-2020 school year was approved by the Lafayette Parish School Board on Wednesday, featuring pay raises for staff and a year without cuts after tax revenues stabilized, The Advocate reports.

It’s the first year in almost five years the school system hasn’t been forced to make significant cuts after sales and property taxes came in under estimates, said Billy Guidry, assistant superintendent of business services.

This year, the budget included pay raises for staff from both the state and the school system.

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