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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  • by Deon Location: Meridian on May 14, 2010 at 03:57 AM
    Is it true that some kids brought a gun to West Hills on Wednesday? Why weren't the parents notified? Why weren't the police called to search the campus to be sure there wasn't a gun. My daughter said the boys are in her friends' class and she heard about it on the bus. This does not make me happy to know that a gun was or may have been on campus and parents weren't notified. The principal at that school does not know what she is doing. The school safety is a big concern since she has been there. She plays with the children too much. The board needs to fire her and put someone there who will get the school under control. These children are too young to be talking about killing another student. All of the kids and teachers were at risk at that school if it is true that somebody had a gun. My child's teacher didn't know anything about it, but the kids are talking about it. Please find out! The principal will have to answer to some angry parents!
  • by Phyllis Location: Meridian on May 13, 2010 at 07:00 PM
    Why can't the school board combine Carter's and Travis' positions? What do they do all day?
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