- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved a $438 million general operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year but plans to return on July 24 to reconsider employee salary schedules.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1p26xpX ) Thursday’s vote comes weeks later than normal. The board historically has approved this budget before the start of each fiscal year on July 1. The general fund is by far the biggest of dozens the board handles, representing more than two-thirds of all spending.

The salary schedules, which were changed as a result of 2012 legislation, have been controversial from the beginning.

Board member Barbara Freiberg says she wants the board to consider paying greater stipends to highly effective teachers with 11 to 20 years’ experience who don’t have a master’s degree.

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


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