While 15 California abortion businesses have closed,
LAUSD is opening 50 Planned Parenthood clinics in California’s failing public schools.
California Senator John Moorlach just released his 2019 Financial Soundness Rankings for California’s Public School Districts, Colleges & Universities, and the news is worse than last year. Much worse.
Los Angeles Unified School District, already on Sen. Moorlach’s very naughty list last year, dropped 16 places, from an already abysmal 922nd place in per capita UNP, to an even worse 938th place. “It is now the third worst in the state per capita.”
LAUSD also has some of the poorest performing schools in the state.
However, this week, the nearly bankrupt LAUSD diverted $10 million to allow Planned Parenthood to open clinics at 50 Los Angeles high schools.
“Planned Parenthood is pioneering a new model of reproductive health services for Los Angeles County teens by opening 50 clinics at area high school,” MSN reported. “The program — announced Wednesday and launched in partnership with the school district and county health department — is believed to be the most ambitious effort in the country to bring these types of services to at-risk students in public schools.”
California public officials are now inviting Planned Parenthood right into its public schools?
LAUSD has the biggest unrestricted net deficit in the state — $19.6 billion, and they just committed $10 million to Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider.
“The program, funded by an initial investment of $10 million from Los Angeles County and $6 million from Planned Parenthood over three years, will offer a full range of birth control options, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy counseling, but not abortion, for an estimated 75,000 teens,” MSN reported. “The program will also train hundreds of teens to be ‘peer advocates’ to help provide information about safe sex and relationships.”
Also this week, Californians for Life reported, “Despite the pro-abortion Democrat Party political domination here in California, California leads the nation with 15 abortion businesses CLOSED, contributing to the 32% decrease nationwide as documented by the abortion industry’s report released today!”
Worst Ranked School Districts Also Had Teacher Strikes
Sen. Moorlach explains his rankings:
“For the first time, new regulations by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) required municipal audited financial statements to include retiree medical liabilities. Balance sheets refer to this as Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEBs). With their addition, more districts are seeing their unrestricted net positions (UNPs) tip further into the red. Of 944 districts, 90 percent have a negative net position. Total Deficits I tried to find some positive news, but couldn’t. Total combined UNPs for the 944 public school districts in the state worsened to a deficit of $70.9 billion for fiscal 2018, from $50.6 billion in 2017. It increased by $20.3 billion, or 40 percent, in just one year.”
In monetary terms, Financial Soundness Rankings for California’s Public School Districts, Colleges & Universities, December 11, 2019 p. 2 its negative UNP dwarfs every other district, almost doubling its net deficit to $19.6 billion in 2018 from $10.9 billion in 2017. As I explained in an op-ed in the Los Angeles Daily News, “The reason was, for the first time, municipalities are now required to include unfunded liabilities for retiree medical care on their balance sheets.” I warned that, if the LAUSD’s UNP keeps getting worse, it could be big enough to take down the state budget – even though the state’s budget surplus this year was $21.5 billion.
Sacramento City Unified dropped 60 positions, to 929th from 867th. Its net deficit about doubled, from $539.7 million in 2017 to $1.07 billion in 2018. In May, it barely avoided a state takeover.
Fresno Unified dropped 25 places, to 935th from 910th. Its net deficit also nearly doubled, from $849 million to $1.5 billion.
San Diego Unified improved 34 places, moving from 831st to 797th. Yet its deficit continued to deteriorate, dropping to $1.7 billion from $1.5 billion.
Oakland Unified improved 90 places, from 683rd to 593rd. Despite that, its deficit dropped to $448 million from $427 million.
Amazingly, three school districts in the worst shape suffered teacher strikes earlier this year: LAUSD, Oakland, and Sacramento.
More to come from Sen. Moorlach’s rankings.