MPS Board Facing Budget Decisions

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

Along with selecting a new superintendent, Meridian School Board members have some serious budget decisions to make in the next week.

In a special meeting Tuesday night, the district was presented a couple of possibilities for the coming school year, based on Mississippi House bills.

"We're short on the worst case scenario about $400,000, and best case about $55,000 short," said chief fiscal officer Linda Hill. "We are hoping for the best case scenario. We are looking at other cuts as far as days of employees, days they work, and furloughing days, that was included in the calculation. "

Hill says the district is also looking at eliminating positions. Decisions on that should be made at Monday's regular school board meeting. Three administrative positions were cut last month.

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