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    Education Department Offers Site On School District Funding

    State officials released a website allowing California residents to find out how the state's dollars are making their way into their classroom

    Court Officials Decry Budget, Say Delays Will Continue

    A county court official criticized California’s 2014-15 budget in response to its recent approval by Gov. Jerry Brown. And while the effects of past cuts are likely to continue, additional cuts aren't expected, an official said Monday. The courts don’t anticipate any further reduction of service, a court official said Monday. However, the new spending plan won’t allow for the restoration of “painful” self-inflicted budget cuts the courts have undergone over the last few years, said Mary Hearn, spokeswoman for Los Angeles County Superior Court. “Those were all very painful, but now we’re on solid footing,” Hearn said. “The amount allocated to the trial courts in the budget that was just signed won’t allow us to restore those cuts.”

    Castaic School District To Look At Elections, Lawsuit, Budget Tonight

    The Castaic Union School District is looking at a pair of separate legal actions at a special board meeting Monday night, district officials said. A lawsuit against another school district and the potential for changing the election of the governing board are two items of discussion on the agenda. The meeting was called to formally approve the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, a state-mandated spending plan the school district reviewed at a public hearing on Thursday. The district will also be adopting a general fund budget of $21.5 million.

    Santa Clarita Valley Lawmakers Discuss California's $156.4B Budget

    Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers discussed the last-minute budget approval that took place Sunday. The state’s Constitution set Sunday as a deadline for the spending plan’s approval. The plan doesn’t put enough money toward education, said Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, while Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Palmdale, welcomed the job-creation aspects of the budget and its funding levels for veteran services.

    School Administrators, Teachers Union Split On Budget Reserve Bill

    Santa Clarita Valley school district officials said Friday lawmakers were attaching an “irresponsible” bill to California's proposed budget by suggesting districts have a limit on their financial reserves. Proponents of the bill say it’s needed to make sure Proposition 30 funds are directed into the classroom. Administrators say the state is usurping local control. The state’s Legislature is expected to vote Sunday, the constitutional deadline to pass a budget.

    Santa Clarita City Council Reviews $191.5 Million Budget

    Santa Clarita City Council members voted unanimously to approve a draft of the city’s $191.5 million budget for 2014-15.


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    The budget, the result of a six-month process, accounts for a 6 percent increase over last year’s budget, including a $460,000 operating surplus, City Manager Ken Striplin said Tuesday.

    County Education Officials Put Acton-Agua Dulce Charter Plans On Hold

    A county education official recently ordered the Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District to hold off on the approval of five new charter schools by its governing board, citing concerns about the district's finances

    County Board To Hold Regular Meeting, Budget Hearing This Week

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold two meetings this week, their regular Tuesday meeting and a special public hearing on Wednesday, regarding the county's Recommended Budget.

    Los Angeles County Releases 2014-15 Budget Proposal

    In preparation for a public hearing on the Los Angeles County budget proposal, the full text of the proposal is now available online. The budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 will be voted on in June.

    Acton Agua Dulce District Facing Layoffs; Einstein To Take Over Elementary

    A Santa Clarita Valley school district, Acton Agua Dulce Unified School District, received a negative rate for the budget projections submitted in December, state officials said Tuesday