New way to look at classroom support: A bright spot amid funding pressures

| September 23, 2015

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

Public school leaders from throughout Arizona who gathered for a School Funding 101 workshop earlier this month in Scottsdale received bad news and good news about Arizona classroom spending: three major measures say there’s less state education funding today than there was in 2009, but schools now have more flexibility in identifying spending that supports student learning in the classroom.

“We all believe we must channel as much as we can to the places that make the most difference for student learning,” said Dr. Denton Santarelli, superintendent at the Peoria Unified School District and a presenter at the workshop. “Dollars in the classroom is part of the conversation.”

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