Arizona Association of School Business Officials

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Mar 16, 2023

Oppose HB2800, find real solutions to teacher pay

Please join us in urging our colleagues to vote NO on HB2800, and instead work together for bipartisan solutions with the governor and those of us listening to teachers and other education experts. 

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Nov 1, 2022

Schools will have to significantly cut spending unless lawmakers authorize use of current funds

Arizona schools across the state will have to cut their current spending by nearly 18% unless state lawmakers act to authorize them to actually use the money they already have.

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Jul 7, 2022

Special session possible to avert education cuts

After a marathon 167-day session, lawmakers could be headed back to the Capitol to ensure schools don’t have to cut spending by more than $1 billion next year. 

Mar 1, 2021

Report: State behind on #20×2020 pay raise promise

Average teacher salaries in Arizona have increased by 13.3% since fiscal year 2017, but that’s still shy of the 15% cumulative goal laid out for this point in Gov. Doug Ducey’s #20x2020 plan.

Mar 1, 2019

Revamp of special-ed funding formula goes nowhere

Arizona’s formula for funding special education will be at least 40 years old before it is adapted to reflect the effects of school choice.

Jan 11, 2019

Tax-hike plan from conservative changes school-funding debate

Pigs aren’t flying. But it’s probably worth another look out the window, just to check, now that a conservative Republican proposed raising taxes in Arizona.

Sep 28, 2018

Auditor: Laws need to change for effective charter school scrutiny

If lawmakers want quality audits of Arizona charter schools, they have to change the laws governing how charters operate, the state’s top auditor said.

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Sep 14, 2018

Candidates for top education office have concerns about charter schools

Charter schools, insufficient public school funding and Proposition 305 were some of the topics in the first debate in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.

Jun 1, 2018

Pima County officials see legal trouble in desegregation tax

Pima County officials say a new state law dictating how to collect taxes for desegregation funding in Tucson puts the county at legal risk.

A woman holds a sign that reads "Gov. Ducey... is this what you had in mind when you mandated the civics exam?". She joined thousands of protesters at Chase Field before marching to the Arizona Capitol on April 26. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 25, 2018

School districts, lawmakers clash over teacher pay

Arizona lawmakers, roundly criticized this year over poorly funded public schools, want to make one thing clear: They’re not the ones responsible for giving teachers raises.

Gov. Doug Ducey announces a plan to give teachers a 20 percent raise over the next three fiscal years. (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
May 25, 2018

Agreement on school funding ends at whether more is needed

Arizona’s public education system could use more money– a point few argue against. The disagreement comes when elected officials and education advocates start talking about how to get there.

May 24, 2018

School funding increases were long overdue

The FY19 budget is the first payment to settle a tab that was due years ago. As education advocates, we are now faced with protecting these from Arizona’s favorite political pastime — finding ways to give away revenue. Together, we must continue to do what is right for all kids in Arizona.