Tuesday, March 08, 2016

FYI, there will be LSU football

Crisis averted....
The threat of Louisiana’s colleges and universities having to shut down in the middle of the school year is mostly over, but the potential for painful cuts to student services remains as the Legislature continues its work to close the state budget shortfall.

The doomsday scenario was touted many times this past month by Gov. John Bel Edwards and higher education leaders, who warned severe midyear budget cuts to schools would result in institutions running out of payroll dollars by as early as April and May, and students being unable to finish the academic school year. If students were issued “incompletes” for the year, officials warned, it meant student-athletes, like LSU’s football team, would be ineligible for the following school year.

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