School system to detail spending cuts

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is holding five workshops Monday to explain ways the system plans to save at least $6 million in employee medical spending in 2013.

The Advocate reports three workshops for active employees will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at McKinley Middle Magnet School, Scotlandville Magnet High School and Woodlawn High School.

Two workshops for retired employees are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the system's Professional Development Center.

The School Board last month rejected a proposal to push 2,700 Medicare-eligible retirees into a Medicare supplemental insurance exchange.

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