by Eric Sondheimer - 02:49 PM PT, Sep 30 2008 in LA Times City Section blog
In a big boost to City Section schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District has set aside $2.4 million to start reimbursing schools for expenses for officials and security at sporting events.
Student body funds took a hit several years ago when the district removed soda machines from schools, taking away thousands of dollars that helped pay for officials and security. Principals had sought assurances at the time that the district might help make up for the decrease in revenue.
The City Section knows how much each school has been paying for security and officials, so that is supposed to help prevent any attempt by a school to pad those figures now that the district is paying for the expenses.