Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Senator says Arizona education department is misspending

PHOENIX -- An Arizona senator says the state Department of Education has been misspending money.

A Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill that would allow the department to give an extra $1,684 to $1,963 to each student in the program. But an official with the department admits it's already doing that.

Some say that violates current statute which allocates extra money strictly for former charter school students.

The Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts give students 90 percent of the state's basic per-student funding for public schools to use for private school tuition, home-schooling and expenses like tutoring. Opponents say the program is unconstitutional because it uses taxpayer money for private education. The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear an appeal to a lower court's finding that the program is constitutional.

CenturyLink Give-A-Thon for PCH Give-A-Thon for PCH

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News