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Wins and losses for both sides in K-12 settlement (access required)


Gov. Doug Ducey called lawmakers into a special session on Oct. 28 to vote on a settlement agreement worked out between schools and the Legislature that could end five years of litigation over K-12 education funding. Here, in a nutshell, is a look at the compromise from the point of view of the schools and the state.

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State treasurer says school finance deal is irresponsible, likely illegal

Jeff Dewit (Photo from Dewit's Twitter webpage)

State Treasurer Jeff DeWit said Tuesday a plan to settle the school funding lawsuit with trust land proceeds is irresponsible. And he said it's also likely illegal. DeWit said the additional withdrawals for the next decade called for in the proposal now being pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey would mean huge losses in revenues available to schools beyond that.

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