Students are served breakfast at a Los Angeles school. The Los Angeles Unified School District was found to have spent money for general uses instead of helping English learners and at-risk students. An accounting change was made so the district could avoid a deficit.
Students are served breakfast at a Los Angeles school. The Los Angeles Unified School District was found to have spent money for general uses instead of helping English learners and at-risk students. An accounting change was made so the district could avoid a deficit. Nick Ut Associated Press file
Students are served breakfast at a Los Angeles school. The Los Angeles Unified School District was found to have spent money for general uses instead of helping English learners and at-risk students. An accounting change was made so the district could avoid a deficit. Nick Ut Associated Press file
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Creative accounting solved school district’s big financial headache

January 27, 2017 2:00 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee