The court rejected opponents' arguments that Proposition 208 required a 2/3 vote to be enacted as required for tax increases imposed by the Legislature. But the court said it can’t yet tell whether the money it raises can be legally spent so it sent the case back to the lower court.
The agreement on school vouchers and a handful of other disputes ended a stalemate between the House and Senate that held up the final pieces of the Arizona budget.
Business owners who make enough to be affected by Proposition 208 would have the option to pay a 4.5% tax rate, the same as they paid before voters imposed the 3.5% surcharge.
The Bradley Academy of Excellence had falsified its attendance records, with former CEO Daniel Hughes reporting fake students in order to increase funding.
Republicans called the measure already passed by the Arizona Senate a lifeline for 600,000 low-income students who would become entitled to state funding for private school tuition.
According to a statement, an exception will be made for counties that have "high" COVID-19 transmission based on CDC guidelines, including Coconino, Yavapai and Pinal counties.
The Arizona Dept. of Education held a virtual job fair on Saturday and more than 1,000 people attended to connect with recruiters in their school-related fields.
For the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction is now advocating for some schools to begin planning to re-open campuses.
The Arizona Dept. of Education says every public and charter school in the state will be eligible to receive at least $150,000.
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kathy Hoffman, says sustainable, long-term funding is critical for public schools in the state to make sure students thrive during and after the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Students with Chandler Unified School District will return to online learning temporarily, as cases of COVID-19 continue to rise.
Gov. Doug Ducey has rejected a request to require schools to have a two-week period of online learning before returning back to the classroom after the holidays.
Mesa Public Schools, the largest district in Arizona, will lose $16 million. Chandler Unified School will have its budget cut by $12 million.
In June, Ducey’s office stated the $370 million grants would “guarantee” schools receive funding at either 98% of their 2019-20 enrollment value or 105% of this year’s average daily enrollment by the 40th school day.
Some Phoenix-area business owners could soon be taking legal action to stop a voter-approved ballot measure from going into effect. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia has the details on why they say the tax hike will make things tougher for companies already struggling to stay afloat.
The President of the Arizona Education Association says state officials are not consulting with educators in a way that they should, as the state sees another big increase in COVID-19 cases.
Joann Vega was sentenced to jail for enrolling fake students into the Bradley Academy in Goodyear to illegally get an additional $2 million in funding from the state.
Paradise Valley Unified is voting on whether to move forward with reopening classrooms on Sept. 18.
Mesa families were told on Sept. 16 that two students and an adult participating on an athletic team tested positive for COVID-19.
The ex-principal of a charter school that abruptly closed in 2018 will spend some time behind bars due to his role in an enrollment fraud scandal.