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School board discusses budget, MHS, lawsuit


The Webster Parish School Board moved quickly through a packed agenda in its monthly meeting Monday night, which included updates from two high school principals and another executive session to discuss the well-documented ACLU religion lawsuit.

A financial committee meeting preceded these topics, as Finance Director Crevonne Odom presented the 2018-19 consolidated budget for approval.

“We had a very good year in our sales taxes,” Odom said. “They’re back on the upswing, so we’re budgeting that that will continue, but we’re still being conservative in that budgeted amount.”

A few items caused some concern among the board, especially the roughly $281,000 budgeted


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