LAUSD’s Board Votes On A Budget Today — But Don’t Expect It To Be The Final Word
When L.A. Unified School Board members meet today to vote on the district’s annual budget, don’t expect it to be the final word on school finances for the coming year.
That’s because LAUSD officials don’t know exactly how much state funding to expect.
But the coronavirus recession has tanked revenue forecasts, and lawmakers are likely to revisit the state’s funding levels as the revenue picture from the delayed July 15 tax filing deadline comes into sharper focus.
Like all California school districts, LAUSD officials must approve their own $8.9 billion budget by today. The district’s budget essentially calls for maintaining the status quo. LAUSD officials plan to return to the board with an updated spending plan, perhaps as early as August.
We’ll be watching the meeting today at 9 a.m. to see if anything major comes up.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING:
- Check the agenda & sign up for public comment
- View LAUSD’s budget slides
- Read LAUSD’s budget proposal
- Watch LAUSD’s live stream
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