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LA Unified board nearing finish line on 2014-2015 budget

LA School Report | June 24, 2014

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Superintendent John Deasy LAUSD budget

Superintendent John Deasy

The long road toward finalizing LA Unified’s budget for the 2014-2015 school year ends later today (maybe) when the school board votes to approve Superintendent John Deasy‘s $7.2 billion spending plan.

The new budget reflects not only added support from the state but also new guidelines for how to use the money, which is earmarked to assist students with the greatest needs.

While approval is expected, the budget plan could undergo last minute changes if members push to alter funding for specific programs, such as school police or a district-wide arts program. It’s possible final approval could be delayed a few days to work out final details, but the district is required by state law to have a budget approved before July 1.

Regardless of when final approval comes, Deasy needs at least four of the current six members to vote yes.


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