So remember this post I wrote on the difference between last year’s budget and this year’s budget for AUSD and it appeared that there were cuts to the school site budgets. Turns out the reason why it appeared that there were cuts is because from last year to this year District staff removed Special Ed service dollars from their budget.
Now it makes complete sense why there was a separate slide for Special Ed services. (I actually just thought they were being forthcoming about how much Special Ed is as a comparison to the school site budgets)
According to District staff they are still using the same funding formulas to budget money to schools sites, it’s just this removal of Special Education services — though the school sites are receiving this money just in case that wasn’t clear — that makes it appear as though the schools are getting hit with cuts.