Schools, education advocates sue State of Arizona over capital funding

| May 3, 2017

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

Four Arizona public school districts and education advocates filed a lawsuit Monday against the State of Arizona and the School Facilities Board for inadequate capital funding after lawmakers cut $2 billion since 2009 from the funds schools use to maintain buildings, buses, textbooks and technology to balance the state budget.

“We’ve waited far too long for our policymakers to fund public education and unfortunately, we’re in a situation now that we can no longer be patient,” said Mike Barragan, associate superintendent of Glendale Elementary School District, one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

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