FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021
Posted on 03/24/2021
SJPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 24, 2021

St. James Parish Schools

 

 

St. James Parish School System is preparing for difficult financial times due to the closure of Shell Convent Refinery.  This significant loss in funding has required the District to make substantial cuts to its operating budget as follows:

 

  • Declare a reduction in force to reduce teaching staff by 30 teaching positions for the 2021-22 school year
  • Consolidation of the SMA and CTC*
  • Cut designated academic programs
  • Reduce academic/work calendar by two days resulting in every employee being paid for two days less
  • Eliminate voluntary professional development days for teachers and paraprofessionals
  • Reduction in central office by 2 positions
  • Reduction in athletic programs costs
  • Reduction in maintenance and operations

 

*The consolidation of the SMA and CTC is Board approved but is contingent on Court Approval for Desegregation Order purposes.*

For a copy of the full press release please click the link below. 
Press Release: March 24, 2021