Chandler Schools Need Your Support!
Chandler Unified School District continues to strive to be the District of choice in their pursuit of new ways to improve and expand educational opportunities desired and needed by the community.
The CUSD Governing Board has called for a bond election to meet Capital needs. Bond money will be spent on construction, building acquisitions and renovations, additions and/or improvements to new and existing schools. We need your “YES” vote in October.
Watch for the mail-in ballot and remember to Open It, Mark It YES! and Mail It!
In case you missed it this week, settlement talks in the lawsuit over education funding in Arizona have reached an impasse. At issue is the State’s refusal to adequately fund Arizona schools via voter demanded automatic inflation adjustments above statutory “base level” funding. Per a Maricopa County Superior Court ruling in 2014, Arizona schools are now owed $331 million in inflation funding for this year. (The issue of $1.3 billion (with a ‘B’) in missing payments going back to 2008 has yet to be addressed.) Not wanting to appear totally dismissive of this ruling, the GOP-led state legislature graciously budgeted for $74 million in K-12 funding of the $331 million owed.Read more