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IUSD unveils first draft of accountability plan and discusses budget priorities

After receiving input from local stakeholder groups, IUSD staff members presented the Board of Education with a draft of the district’s new Local Control and Accountability Plan this week and outlined potential budget priorities for the board’s consideration. Under California’s new funding formula, school districts and county offices of education are now required to develop, adopt and annually update three-year accountability plans with input from parents and other community stakeholders.

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.

State's new funding formula designed to direct additional dollars to students in need

California’s budget for 2013-14 has brought major changes to the way school funding is allocated, with the goal of channeling greater resources to the students who need them most. At this week’s Board of Education meeting, Alan Schlichting, IUSD’s director of student support services, offered an overview of the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula and what it means for Irvine.

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