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 legal remedies with the inherent risks no longer serves the immediate needs of our students. We can’t begin to solve the bigger educational issues in Arizona without getting past the inflation lawsuit.

In seeing the big picture, we now must pivot and focus not only on the importance of the bond and override elections next week, but also by recognizing this is just the beginning of trying to correct the educational challenges of our schools caused by the lack of state financial support.

The ASBA staff and board have been steady advocates to ensure adequate funding was restored to support our one million students and thousands of teachers in all public school districts across Arizona. Now it is time for us to re-focus all of our efforts on the challenges we face in creating the type of education our students deserve.

Media Contact:
Heidi Vega, Arizona School Boards Association, @heidi_hvega or 602.339.6215