From L.A. Times by Dalina Castellanos and Teresa Watanabe:
As Gov. Jerry Brown announced more funding for public schools Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education agreed to pay for more school police, maintain a classroom breakfast program and keep supplemental staff at schools.

The board also heard projections of next school year's budget, which for the first time in six years wasn't expected to require any new cuts.

L.A. Unified schools Supt. John Deasy had asked the seven-member board to approve the so-called discretionary programs, although it was unclear whether they would all be funded directly from the district's general fund.

Although Brown's budget designated $1.6 billion more for schools than anticipated in January, most of that money about $1 billion would be used for districts to implement new state academic standards. The governor also is proposing to give more money to districts that serve large numbers of low-income students while allowing them more flexibility in how they spend state dollars.

But L.A. Unified's chief financial officer, Megan Reilly, said the district's financial picture still is "precarious."

"We are relying on one-time funds to support enormous labor force and programs," Reilly said.

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