PHOENIX (January 18, 2019) – Below is a statement from A for Arizona Executive Director Emily Anne Gullickson on Arizona Governor Ducey’s FY2020 Executive Budget:

“Arizona’s students continue to be a priority for Governor Ducey. His budget proposal released today is incredibly comprehensive and student focused. He built on last year’s 20 percent pay raise for teachers with another $637 million in new K-12 investments.

“We are fortunate the Governor recognizes the great gains happening in Arizona classrooms. This proposed budget increases opportunities for students in low-income neighborhoods with the expansion of Results-Based Funding for low-income ‘B’-rated schools. Closing the achievement gap is a goal we all share. This funding makes it possible for excellent schools to reach more students in poverty, with transformative effects for more families and communities.

“We thank Governor Ducey for his continued attention to safe schools and a quality classroom for every student.”

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About A for Arizona
A for Arizona seeks to rapidly expand the number of low-income students in the highest quality schools. It is a self-contained initiative within the Arizona Chamber Foundation in partnership with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.