Easy Money for LA Schools: Get Every Kid to Class One More Day a Year and Generate $30 Million

If LA Unified can get every student in the district to come to school at least one more day, then it will be ahead by $30 million because of the money schools receive for attendance. This surprising factoid is just one of the suggestions the LAUSD Advisory Task Force gave the district in a series of deep-dives presented to the school board. The task force is continuing its work of examining thorny problems such as test scores, low-performing schools, budget hurdles, and other challenges facing the district. Its proposals address attendance issues brought up two years ago by the Independent Financial Review Panel, which warned about shrinking enrollment in the district and its fiscal impacts.

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