Due to Louisiana’s education budget cuts, Grambling State University is operating with a $4 million shortfall for the current academic year, and the financial bloodletting likely won’t end there.
“This year, we have a deficit of over $4 million,” said GSU President Frank Pogue on Wednesday as he addressed an assembly of faculty and Grambling residents. “Over the past two years, our state education allocation has dropped from $31.7 million to $18.6 million. We have reason to believe there will be a mid-year budget cut.”
What’s more is that in 2011, $6.5 million of Federal stimulus funds will be pulled from the state education budget, Pogue said.
Kindergarteners at Glen View Elementary have had a fun and successful school beginning. They are learning how to sit in their desks, work cooperatively with others, how to work quietly by themselves and how to walk in an orderly line. It has also been a time of learning academically. They have learned so many new things in a short amount of time.