Ducey signs K-12 inflation funding agreement. Get more details here

| November 4, 2015

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Surrounded by legislators and public education advocates, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed three bills the Arizona Legislature approved earlier Friday afternoon that would add $3.5 billion to K-12 public education and settle a five-year-old inflation funding lawsuit filed by schools that didn’t receive that money during the Great Recession.

“In January, I called for an end to the lawsuit in my State of the State. At times this year, I thought that was an impossibility, but because of the individuals on this stage, it happened,” Ducey said at the press conference where he signed the bills. “Together we’re sending a strong message about the value of public education in our state.”

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