Los Angeles County Office of Education Appoints Fiscal Experts to Los Angeles Unified as School District Leadership Meets with Sacramento Leaders to Discuss the State of the District and Opportunities to Work Together
Board President García and Superintendent Beutner met with Governor Newsom’s office and state legislators who represent the communities Los Angeles Unified serves
Today, the Los Angeles County Office of Education appointed “a team of fiscal experts to work with Los Angeles Unified to develop a Fiscal Stabilization Plan that will eliminate deficit spending and restore required financial reserve levels.” The team of fiscal experts will work closely with the Los Angeles Unified Board of Education and the Superintendent to provide guidance on financial resources and develop a Fiscal Stabilization Plan.
“The appointment of the team of fiscal experts underscores the need to continue taking steps to ensure the financial health of Los Angeles Unified, and work to increase funding for schools to better serve our students, families, and employees,” said Scott Price, Los Angeles Unified Chief Financial Officer.
The appointment comes as Los Angeles Unified Board President Monica Garcia and Superintendent Austin Beutner met with Governor Newsom’s team and state legislators representing the communities of Los Angeles to discuss opportunities to work together to improve public education.
“We are working hard to place public education at the forefront of the agenda in Sacramento,” said Superintendent Austin Beutner. “We are committed to working with our labor partners, families, and elected leaders and to find provide students with the best possible education.”
UTLA has moved the strike to Monday, January 14, creating an opportunity to continue working to find a solution to contract issues. Los Angeles Unified will be available around the clock to meet with UTLA to resolve contract issues.
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