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Soon to be former Madison Parish School district employees speak

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TALLULAH, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Outrage in the Madison Parish community brings dozens to the community center in Tallulah after employees of the Madison Parish school system like Sandra Scott, the director of professional development for the entire district, received a letter last week turning their lives upside down.

 "on November 22 you will no longer be employed so it tore people up they were so emotional they did not know what to do" says Scott.

57 people will be losing their jobs and spoke out tonight at the meeting held by the Madison Parish Association of Educators.

Superintendent Lisa Wilmore says these cuts comes from a decrease in enrollment, leading to a decrease in state funding.

The board had two options,to pull the funds from their reserves or make the staff reduction.

Leaving those employees like Scott, with high credentials such as a PHD appalled with the situation.

"I have been a college professor for most of my career but to come home and be treated in such a despicable manner is quite inappropriate I want all of our children and all of our employees to be treated the way they are suppose to be treated" says Scott.

Baker and the many others in attendance are hoping to get ideas to present to save their jobs.

"We will come up with a wonderful solution if given the opportunity so since they never gave it and sent us home we are taking the opportunity" says Scott.

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