AZ Avoids Lawsuit Over Education Funding



PHOENIX — A major group of education professionals decided Wednesday that it is no longer interested in suing the state over funding questions.

The board of the Arizona Association of School Business voted to withdraw as a plaintiff in the case asking a judge to rule the state is not meeting its constitutional obligations to properly fund school construction. The move comes a day after Gov. Doug Ducey offered a plan to restore at least some of the dollars that have been cut from state aid to public schools.

In a prepared statement, the board said it does not question that a “critical” need remains for capital funding dollars.


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