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Budget Advisory Committee

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.



Dent Center Boardroom or Virtual

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

August 31, 2022

October 5, 2022

December 15, 2022

January 24, 2023

February 15, 2023

CANCELLED - May 24, 2023 

CANCELLED - June 14, 2023


Fiscal Education Terms & Acronyms Defined Powerpoint 

Understanding Budgets


Budget Advisory Committee Nominee Form


CA Legislative Analyst's Office



Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)

School Services of California

State of California, Department of Finance

Check out the Adopted Budget

See Adopted Budget



Check out the BAC Archives

See Archives

PACE Publications

California’s Education Funding Crisis Explained in 12 Charts


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 >>>