LAUSD Special Board Meeting Nov. 28

The LAUSD BOARD will take a deep dive into the budget Tuesday, exploring the various funding models at different school districts across the nation.

Boston schools, for instance, use a “weighted student formula” that gives schools a per-student amount, with weights added depending on grade-level and for students living poverty, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, kids with emotional impairment and vocational students.

The Board will examine the pros and cons of LAUSD’s current funding model, which varies depending on the type of school. Affiliated charters and magnets receive more resources, for instance. The Board will also look at what types of local autonomy LAUSD schools have over their budgets.