One Webster Parish School Board member wants to cut the number of board members from 12 to seven or nine citing financial savings.
John Madden, District 6, said if his numbers were correct, the board could save about $44,000 (from $107,000 to $62,000) if the board reduced its ranks by three or even six board members.
“I certainly think we could do more with less,” he said. “We’re asking our teachers, principals and everyone associated to do more with less, so we certainly can.”
He presented some numbers, saying in 1963, Webster Parish had more than 10,000 students with a 10-member board, and