JPPSS Proposes Balanced Budget for FY 2014-15; Public Budget Hearing to Be Held July 2, 2014

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has released its proposed general operations fund budget of $457.5 million for fiscal year (FY) 2014-15. The proposed budget, which includes the employee salary increases approved by the school board in May, will be discussed at a public hearing on July 2. “This budget reflects the district’s continued […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Facilities Committee Recommends Spending $7.3M to Upgrade High School Facilities

The Facilities Committee of the Jefferson Parish School Board today voted to recommend that the board approve $7.3 million in funding to upgrade the district’s high school facilities. “These upgrades are critical,” said Superintendent James Meza, Jr. “Over the past several years, we have had to defer much needed maintenance on some of our buildings […]

JPPSS Proposes Balanced Budget For 2013-14 School Year Despite Sharp Increases In Mandated Costs

Despite sharp increases in mandated costs, the Jefferson Parish Public School System has proposed a balanced general operations fund budget of $423 million to the School Board for the 2013-14 school year. “We made some tough budgetary decisions two years ago by eliminating overspending and reducing the number of central office positions,” said Superintendent Dr. […]