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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.

  2020-21 BAC MEETINGS

August 11, 2020

September 30, 2020

October 29, 2020

November 18, 2020

December 16, 2020

January 20, 2021

February 17, 2021

March 31, 2021

May 19, 2021

June 16, 2021





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


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 >>>