Monthly Archives: September 2014

Picus and Odden Assess Arkansas Funding System

Picus Odden and Associates partners Larry Picus and Allan Odden, together with Scott Price, the new chief financial officer of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, presented a ‘”2014 Arkansas Desk Audit” of the Arkansas school funding system to a summer meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees.

Picus and Odden helped Arkansas develop the current funding system in a 2003 project with an Interim Committee responding to court mandate to create an “adequate” funding structure.  With that study as the foundation, the legislature enacted a new funding system in 2004.  The legislature then had Picus and Odden recalibrate the funding structure in 2006.