Monday, February 28, 2011

So far, so good: No layoffs at LISD forseen by Dr. Nelson

Beaucoups "Benjamins" bow to budget.

Laredo Independent School District Superintendent Marcus Nelson will announce the details of his budget plan tonight at a special budget workshop. What we hearing so far is definitely good news. The Laredo Morning Times is reporting today that no layoffs are planned at LISD unless "a worst case scenario" ensues. Sounding cautiously optimistic, Dr. Nelson also said that he does not expect that scenario to develop. No doubt the community as a whole shares his positive outlook.

While hoping for the best, Nelson has nonetheless continued to prepare for the worst. He and his team have put together a plan that calls for cuts to be implemented in 5 million dollar increments as the situation dictates. In addition to tonight's meeting, Nelson plans to address LISD employees on budget matters this Wednesday. Several town hall meetings to inform the community are also being planned. LaredoTejas applauds Dr. Nelson on his pragmatic approach in the face of the current fiscal calamities.

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