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Baton Rouge superintendent eyes more spending

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After four straight years of bad news, red ink has turned to black, leaving the East Baton Rouge Parish school system at least temporarily out of the financial hole.

The better economic picture is leading Superintendent Bernard Taylor to suggest spending a bit to catch up the salaries of some employees who fell behind during the down years, expand magnet programs and expand early childhood education.

The Advocate reports the school system's most recent annual audit, for fiscal year 2012-13, approved in November, represented the reverse of the past. Revenue outpaced spending, and spending declined both overall as well as in the general operating fund, which represents two-thirds of all spending.

As of June 30, the school system had $32.2 million in its unassigned reserves.

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