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Millions of dollars at stake in dispute between LAUSD and Calif. Dept of Education

Dec 10, 2013

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A student on his way to school walks past a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) school, in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Under a new state law this year, school districts with a high percentage of low-income and English-as-a-second-language students are eligible for extra funding. In order to qualify for that money, the California Department of Education is asking districts to provide family income verification to ensure that the money is distributed fairly. School district officials, including LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy, want the new requirement waived, arguing that the step is redundant given that they already verify family income of students every four years for the federally subsidized meal program.

 

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John Deasy, Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

 

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