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LA schools' new parent advisory group grapples with $6.8 billion budget

by Annie Gilbertson | Take Two®

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L..A. Unified parents were elected by their peers to make recommendations on Superintendent John Deasy's spending plans, but found important details missing. Annie Gilbertson/KPCC

It's budget season at school districts across California and this year, parents are getting more of a voice than usual.

New state law requires districts to get meaningful parent input before passing next year's spending plans. That's no small task for Los Angeles Unified, a district of 650,000 kids, and a budget of nearly $7 billion.

KPCC's Annie Gilbertson takes us to the district's newly-created parent committee.

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