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It's budget day for LAUSD too


O'Reilly, Deasy, Vladovic.

The State's largest school district must pass a budget today, to meet County filing requirements. In a wild bit of kabuki, the Board delayed Tuseday's meeting to today, to give the Board only a chance to moan but really not to do much other than to accept Superintendent Deasy and CFO Megan O'Reilly's budget as delivered. The budget has a $408 million+ deficit built into it. Many collective bargaining unit jobs have been preserved; parents and staffers are protesting outside.

"It's peace for about three months," Board member Richard Vladovic says. "It's a Neville Chamberlain budget." Vladovic thinks the State will take control of the budget after making the budgets impossible to balance. Title I school parents also feel slighted by the District's coming budget. Parents are also angry that they are being vilified by District staffers and Board as complainers without cause.