Minden Press-Herald

Sep 17th

Local school cuts loom

Superintendent must cut $3 million from 2012-2013 budget

Steve Dozier, Webster Parish School Superintendent, has been given the daunting task of cutting $3 million in order to reduce the 2012-2013 budget.

Approximately 80 to 90 percent of the general fund is used to pay salaries and benefits, so for the past month Dozier and Webster Parish School Board (WPSB) supervisors have been looking at every avenue available to make cuts with the least amount of casualties as possible.

"I met with each supervisor in each department and we looked at everything, item, by item, by item," Dozier said.

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