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Superintendent Beutner Commits to Greater Transparency as Board of Education Passes 2019-20 Budget (06-18-19)

Shannon Haber, 213-241-6766              

Superintendent Beutner Commits to Greater Transparency as Board of Education Passes 2019-20 Budget

Statement by Superintendent Austin Beutner, June 18, 2019

Budgets are a statement of the values of an organization. One of those values I hold dear is transparency. Over the coming year, we must work to make the budget and all we do at Los Angeles Unified more transparent. Ninety-seven percent of the money provided by taxpayers to Los Angeles Unified is spent in schools. We need to put the budget in plain language and make clear how every dollar helps further student achievement.

We also need to make sure the budget is aligned with the goals set forth in the Local Control and Accountability Plan for the school district as a whole and the plans for each individual school.