The $1.3 billion budget breaks down as follows: $249 million from the city, $871 million from the state, and $185 million from the feds. According to the summary budget document: The “Achievement and Accountability” officer’s budget is $3.7 million. Just below that, the chief academic officer has an administrative budget of $3.5 million. If not academics, what “Achievement and Accountability” is that office measuring? Turns out Achievement and Accountability “deals with data and research for the most part, while the chief academic officer deals with learning in the classroom,” says Edie House Foster of the school system’s Office of Communications (“Executive Director-Partnerships, etc. $2.9 million, headed by Michael Sarbanes”). Just below these items is “Teaching and Learning Administration,” budgeted at an additional $4 million (reports to the chief academic officer, Foster says. “That person pretty much deals with the curriculum piece”). “Academic Support Services Administration” is something else entirely, costing $14.2 million, and the “Chief of School Team” has yet a separate $7.6 million allotment.