Budget cuts that plagued St. Landry school district 4 years ago temporarily disappears

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OPELOUSAS, Louisiana — The budget cuts and financial austerity that plagued the St. Landry Parish school district four years ago have temporarily disappeared. That's according to the district's finance director.

Tressa Miller reviewed a $116.8 million general fund budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 that shows an anticipated $17.5 million fund balance.

Miller in an interview Monday with The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1N674pf) says the board's general fund budget is vastly different than the one in 2011 that eventually led to severe budget cuts, employee layoffs and included the resignation of Superintendent Michael Nassif.

Following Nassif's resignation, the board appointed two interim superintendents who headed the school system after the district declared a financial exigency in May 2011

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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