ASBA Launches “Do You Have What it Takes? Become a Public School Board Member” Campaign Free Webinars to Provide Overview of Running For and Serving on a School Board

Mike ASBA Releases

PHOENIX – Hundreds of school board seats in Arizona will be up for election this November, and the deadline for submitting materials necessary to run is just a few months away. To assist those who are interested in running for a seat on their local governing board, the Arizona School Boards Association, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides leadership and …


K-12 Inflation Settlement Agreement Passes

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases

K-12 Inflation Settlement Agreement Passes Arizona School Boards Association’s Official Statement PHOENIX – Today we were able to overcome a major hurdle in finding a resolution to the five years of litigation and resolve Cave creek v. DeWitt, the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit filed in 2010. Compromise can be tough. At this critical time in our history, continuing to seek …


Agreed Elements of K-12 Inflation Funding Lawsuit

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases

The plaintiff parties in Cave Creek v. DeWit, the K-12 inflation funding lawsuit originally filed in 2010, have tentatively confirmed an agreement with the governor’s office and legislative leaders regarding a resolution that will provide Arizona public schools with a portion of court-ordered funding in a timely fashion and meet the plaintiffs’ intent to, at a minimum, stabilize and sustain …


Education groups confirm tentative agreement to resolve inflation lawsuit

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases, Blog

PHOENIX – We can all agree that underlying our efforts are the needs of Arizona students and the fact that those needs cannot wait. We have a tentative agreement that resolves the lawsuit, pending the writing and agreement of final language. It is not a replacement for additional future funding or local funding mechanisms such as bonds and overrides. However, …

Cave Creek v. DeWit: The Plaintiffs’ Position Regarding Settlement

Rob Davidson ASBA Releases

PHOENIX – As representatives of public education, the inflation lawsuit was brought by a coalition that includes the Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Boards Association and the Arizona Association of School Business Officials. Below is a statement on behalf of these representatives regarding the outcome of settlement discussions. Plaintiffs Declare an Impasse It is unfortunate that the prolonged settlement discussions …