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Budget Advisory Committee

About Us

In 2006 The MDUSD Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) was created with the purpose of having a group of people to help Board members and administrators communicate information about District finances. Ultimately, its role would be to:

  • Understand the budget development process 
  • Discover how the budget is the reflection of the district's educational programs
  • Articulate the components of the districts budget to constituents
  • Provide input on budget enhancements and reductions.
       

2021-22 BAC MEETINGS

Dent Center Boardroom or Virtual

Wednesdays (unless noted*), 5:00pm - 6:00pm

September 1, 2021

September 29, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 15, 2021

*Tues, January 25, 2022

February 16, 2022 (Virtual)

March 30, 2022 - (Cancelled due to scheduling conflict)

*Tues, May 24, 2022

June 15, 2022


 


 

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For more information about California school budgets, please visit one of the following resources:

 


 

PACE Publications

California’s Education Funding Crisis Explained in 12 Charts
 

PACE

California is the richest state in the U.S. and the fifth largest economy in the world. Its tax revenues are relatively high and its median incomes are well above the national average. So why have California schools been so poorly funded, even before COVID-19? The complexity of the state’s funding system can make the answers to this question difficult to parse. In a new infographic, PACE author Carrie Hahnel uses 12 simple charts to break down how California funds its schools and why the state’s wealth fails to make its way into the education system. View the full infographic here>>>

 

PACE in the News

What’s Ahead for School Funding in California? via California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO).  Insights from Carrie Hahnel, Independent Education Consultant, and Jason Willis of WestEd.  Listen to the full podcast here; access the related PACE report, policy brief, and infographic from Carrie Hahnel, Jason Willis, and Heather J. Hough of PACE, here >>>

Proposition 13 Under Increased Scrutiny as California Faces Economic Crisis via KCET. Insights from Carrie Hahnel, Independent Education Consultant. Read the full article here; access the related PACE infographic here>>>

Five Ways America's Public Schools Could Survive the Coming Fiscal Storm via Education Week. Insights from Carrie Hahnel, Independent Education Consultant, Heather J. Hough of PACE, and Jason Willis of WestEd. Read the full blog post here; access the related PACE report, policy brief, and infographic here >>>

Covering Student Absenteeism in the COVID-19 Era via Education Writers Association (EWA). Insights from Hedy Cheng and Cecelia Leong of Attendance Works. Read the full article here; access the related PACE commentary by Hedy Cheng and Cecelia Leong here >>>