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Jul 6, 2010 7:04 AM by Sharlee Barriere

Acadia Parish Approves School Budget

CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish School Board has
unanimously approved a $68.59 million general fund budget for
2010-11 that projects a $1.357 million shortfall.
Business Director Mike Leonards said the district is facing
increased expenses and less revenues.
Leonards expects the district to be faced
with $2 million in increased costs for teacher retirements and
about $700,000 more in the board's share of the costs for employee
health insurance.
He told the school board during Monday's meeting that he is
"reluctantly anticipating" the projected shortfall also because
of anticipated decreases in state and local revenues.
Leonards did not specify which state revenues he expects to
decline.

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