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Message from Superintendent Walker: School Funding Update

Dear IUSD Community, Thank you to the nearly 2,500 stakeholders who participated in the Irvine Unified School District’s recent additional investments survey, as part of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process.  The LCAP is an important part of our annual process because it aligns IUSD’s strategic planning with our budget to ensure we accomplish both State and District goals.

Additional School Funds Survey Opportunity

As part of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process, which requires school districts to identify annual goals, take action on those goals, and measure progress on academic achievement, school climate and parent engagement, the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) has engaged stakeholders over a 10-month period for their feedback.  In late June, IUSD confirmed new additional state funding of approximately $10 million in ongoing monies and approximately $23 million in one-time funds.  In accordance with the LCAP process, IUSD is once again seeking stakeholder feedback about h

IPSF campaign looks to raise $1.3 million for Irvine schools by New Year’s Eve

Have you heard about the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s Annual Campaign to raise money for IUSD schools? Well, it’s netted about 90 percent of its goal with just two weeks to go, foundation officials announced today. This year’s drive was launched back in October, and the target amount is about $1.3 million. That figure reflects how much the City of Irvine will match through its own challenge grant.

Board of Education to elect a new president during final meeting of the calendar year

The IUSD Board of Education will convene for its final session of 2014 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. As this marks the board’s annual organizational meeting, trustees will elect a new president and clerk and set meeting dates for 2015. In addition, the five-member board is scheduled to appoint school liaisons and representatives to various committees. A little later in the evening, board members will also vote to certify IUSD’s First Interim Report.

IUSD Board of Education approves accountability plan, adopts budget for 2014-15

The IUSD Board of Education has adopted a spending plan for the 2014-15 school year. The plan, which reflects the state’s latest projections from May, as well as the district’s priorities from a brand new accountability report, outlines $257.8 million worth of expenditures – both restricted and unrestricted – against $246.9 million worth of total revenue. The difference will be offset by one-time dollars, as IUSD looks to strategically spend down reserves it built up to weather the state’s fiscal crisis.

IUSD buoyed by improving economy and state's renewed investment in K-12 education

At its March 18 meeting, the IUSD Board of Education voted to certify the Second Interim Report as “positive," meaning the district expects to meet all of its financial obligations for the current year and two subsequent years. That may have been a given, but it's been a while since the state economic outlook was this promising.

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