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August 30, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education approved a $4.5-billion budget Monday that for the first time in five years allocates money for new school activities and covers nearly all the cost of a proposed contract settlement with teachers. The budget, approved on a 7-0 vote, sets aside $13.6 million to pay for the new programs, including school reform priorities that the board had vowed to emphasize this year. "It's a good feeling talking about program adds after so many years of cuts," said Supt.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2013 | By Howard Blume
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved a proposal to spend $113 million to implement new learning standards, an issue that became surprisingly controversial and contributed to the resignation of the district's No. 2 administrator. The plan for the money launched a protracted discussion that spanned three meetings and three weeks. The purpose of the funds is to prepare the district for the Common Core standards, adopted by California and 44 other states. Approval got bogged down when school board members were either dissatisfied or wanted more information about how senior staff planned to spend the money.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education received a good news / bad news fiscal forecast Monday, one that advocated cautious spending through the end of the century. On the positive side, the nation's second-largest school district faces three years of rapidly growing revenues thanks largely to the state's continued economic recovery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2007 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
A week after its controversial decision to extend healthcare benefits to thousands of part-time cafeteria workers, a split Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday approved more than $30 million in cost savings to afford the move. In voting 4 to 3 to approve the Los Angeles Unified School District's $6.2-billion budget for next year, the seven-member board adopted various proposals to fund benefits suggested by Supt. David L. Brewer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992 | CHARISSE JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Still reeling from budget cuts that have slashed salaries along with hundreds of jobs, the chief financial officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District said Monday that the district will start the next school year with a shortfall of at least $348 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
With little more that $13 million to spare for extras in its $4.5-billion budget, the Los Angeles Board of Education turned over more than 20% of those funds Monday for school custodial services. The unanimous action comes a week after a survey of 81 schools showed that the top complaint among parents, teachers and students is dirty campus restrooms and overall poor school maintenance. The $3 million will be allocated directly to schools, with each campus receiving $5 per student.
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March 15, 1990
The Santa Monica-Malibu school board on Monday voted to close swimming pools, cut gardener and nursing slots and halt the hiring of "non-essential" employees to grapple with a projected deficit of up to $2 million in next school year's budget.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four contenders for two seats on the Moorpark school board are all talking about money--or the lack of it. A projected $1-million annual deficit and protracted salary negotiations with angry teachers have two incumbents and two challengers all playing up their abilities to manage Moorpark's $23-million budget. Incumbents Pam Castro and Gary Cabriales are competing for new four-year terms against longtime school district activists Ted Green and David Pollock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education took the first step Monday toward restoring arts in the classroom, unanimously approving a modest budget for materials, teacher training and advisors. Calling on the city's booming arts and entertainment industry to follow suit with financial support, the board dipped into the school district's reform budget for $2.45 million in seed money. "It's a beginning," said Steven Lavine, president of CalArts, the arts college in Valencia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The expected $30 million in program and salary cuts for the San Diego city schools became official Monday as the district passed a $586-million budget for the 1992-93 school year to meet a Sept. 1 deadline. With the Legislature still arguing over a final state budget, city schools Supt. Tom Payzant told trustees that he doesn't know whether the local cuts will be too little, too much or just right to meet the amount of funding that will be coming to the district.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 2003 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday passed a budget for the next academic year that asks most of the school district's 80,000 employees to give back 2 1/2 days of vacation or classroom preparation time -- half the five unpaid days previously sought. The furloughs, which would represent a $35-million saving for the Los Angeles Unified School District, must be approved as part of union contract negotiations. Labor leaders have expressed opposition. The unpaid days were part of $266.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1998 | DOUG SMITH, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education took the first step Monday toward restoring arts in the classroom, unanimously approving a modest budget for materials, teacher training and advisors. Calling on the city's booming arts and entertainment industry to follow suit with financial support, the board dipped into the school district's reform budget for $2.45 million in seed money. "It's a beginning," said Steven Lavine, president of CalArts, the arts college in Valencia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education received a good news / bad news fiscal forecast Monday, one that advocated cautious spending through the end of the century. On the positive side, the nation's second-largest school district faces three years of rapidly growing revenues thanks largely to the state's continued economic recovery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1995 | IRA E. STOLL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Without laying off teachers, increasing class sizes or closing a school, the Simi Valley Unified School District has turned a projected $6-million deficit by 1998 into a $370,000 surplus, as outlined in a budget approved Monday by the school board. The improved fiscal forecast, produced largely by savings on insurance and by changes in accounting practices, prompted some trustees to suggest ways the district could spend the newfound cash.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1995 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education adjusted the school district's 1995-96 budget Monday to address controversy that arose a week ago about allocation of federal poverty mitigation funds. First, the board promised to protect the jobs of teacher's aides threatened by a new district formula that spreads $109 million in federal Title I money to more schools. Then, board members opted not to divert $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1995 | RUSS LOAR
It was an emotional night Tuesday for school board members who apologized for taking a loan to invest in the troubled county bond pool and argued over the formation of a citizens' budget task force. After passing a resolution declaring a state of fiscal emergency in the Irvine Unified School District, board members cut an estimated $795,000 from the current school year's budget by delaying the hiring of a new superintendent until July 1 and freezing hiring and "nonessential" spending.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1992 | JON NALICK
Faced with a projected deficit of more than $532,000 for the coming fiscal year, the Westminster School District board accepted a report last week detailing the programs and positions it may need to cut. Supt. Gail Wickstrom, who compiled the report, told the board: "It truly kills my soul . . . to write this list. It is a tragedy that any education program in California should be cut, but it is our fiscal responsibility to balance the budget."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four contenders for two seats on the Moorpark school board are all talking about money--or the lack of it. A projected $1-million annual deficit and protracted salary negotiations with angry teachers have two incumbents and two challengers all playing up their abilities to manage Moorpark's $23-million budget. Incumbents Pam Castro and Gary Cabriales are competing for new four-year terms against longtime school district activists Ted Green and David Pollock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1994 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
With little more that $13 million to spare for extras in its $4.5-billion budget, the Los Angeles Board of Education turned over more than 20% of those funds Monday for school custodial services. The unanimous action comes a week after a survey of 81 schools showed that the top complaint among parents, teachers and students is dirty campus restrooms and overall poor school maintenance. The $3 million will be allocated directly to schools, with each campus receiving $5 per student.
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