On Thursday, March 1, 2012, Michelle King, Dr. Jaime Aquino and Dr. Donna Muncey issued a memo to all principals and Local District Superintendents entitled, “FY 2012-2013 Categorical Allocations.” The memo indicated that, “. . . due to significant budgetary constraints, the District has been compelled to take steps to address financial shortfalls. Resources are needed to fund the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Voluntary Agreement, Teaching and Learning Initiative and Implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Assessments.” The memo enumerates major reductions in categorical allocations to schools. Almost immediately . . .