Welcome to LAUSD's Budget Realities Website
Here you will find up to date information on the District’s budget, and the ongoing challenges we face. Each year since 1985, California's spending on public education has declined from the national average. Today, California schools rank at the bottom of almost every national ranking in terms of spending and supports for children.
What is the Governor's Local Control Funding Formula?
Below are links to a short video in English and Spanish explaining what the Local Control Funding Formula does, and why the formula works they way it does.
LAUSD Faced its 5th Consecutive Year of Deficits in 2012-13
Our deficits since 2008-09 add up to over $2.8 billion
Nearly 8,000 valued employees have lost their jobs in the past four years (2008-2012)
Nearly 5,000 valued employees lost their jobs in this 2012-13 school year
California ranks 47th in the nation in K-12 spending per student*