LAUSD Board to Submit Cost-Cutting Plan to County Regulators

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L.A. Unified school board members will vote Tuesday on a cost-cutting plan requested by county regulators who have warned that the school district’s finances are precarious.  The L.A. County Office of Education has raised concerns that LAUSD's promised salary increases and other ongoing spending reached as part of the deal to end the teachers' strike might not be sustainable. 

The proposed changes call for another $50 million in cuts from next year’s budget — most of which is achieved by lining up possible cuts to the district’s central office bureaucracy.  If county officials aren’t satisfied that plan is enough, they can take further action — including appointing a “fiscal advisor” with the power to invalidate the LAUSD’s board decisions.