Budget Planning 2019-2020
The school budget must be based on the assessed needs of participating students as determined in the comprehensive needs assessment and detailed in the consolidated school plan to improve student achievement. The most efficient use of resources which support the plan and students' access to the core curriculum should be the rule. The budget should demonstrate a clear relationship between the planned supplemental instructional program and the planned expenditures.Each school is provided printouts which summarize historical demographic and budget information. This information identifies trends that have occurred over the past three years and may be useful in planning more effective instructional strategies. Schools are advised to restructure budget expenditures if students are not showing signs of academic improvement.
2019-2020 Budget Planning Materials for Categorical Programs
District Special Resources
Program and Budget Handbook (English) - Online
The Program and Budget Handbook is provided to assist you in designing an effective instructional program for participating students. The instructional design for participants should enrich and supplement the core program provided to all students. The resources from categorical funds should be used to extend the quality and quantity of instructional time for program participants by using a variety of instructional strategies, such as early literacy; one-to-one tutoring; in-class intervention; before- and after-school interventions; additional summer or intersession classes; and professional development for all staff. The budget should be designed to provide services that supplement District-provided core services and assist in reducing barriers to student learning. The Local District (LD) must review and recommend budgets for approval and implementation to the following offices: (1) Federal and State Education Programs Branch (FSEP), (2) Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department (MMED) and, (3) Parent and Community Services (PCS).
Please check the FSEP website throughout the school year for any updates to the Program and Budget Handbook.
Option B Form for 2019-2020 Budget Development
Every LAUSD school receiving 2019-2020 Title I funds has the option of rolling over existing 2018-2019 school site positions during the 2019-2020 Budget Development process by completing an Option B form. This option allows additional time beyond the customary SPSA submission period for schools to receive all student assessment data and to comprehensively review the data prior to completion and submission of the 2019-2020 SPSA.
Any school electing “Option B” must submit the following during Budget Development:
(1) a completed and signed Option B form, and
(2) all related School Budget Signature Forms for existing positions and Toshiba contracts
NOTE: Any program funds not spent on positions will be placed in Pending Distribution until the school’s 2019-2020 SPSA has been completed and approved. Completed and approved 2019-2020 SPSAs are due no later than October 31, 2019.
Title I Cheat Sheet
The Title I Cheat Sheet is designed to provide guidance to school site personnel that are responsible for purchasing and reconciling with Title I funds. It contains procedures, deadlines, and specifies necessary documentation needed when conducting transactions with Title I funds.
For additional information, please contact Cathy Tomyoy at (213) 241-6990 oremail to firstname.lastname@example.org