Dear ASBA Members,
When the Legislature passed this year’s budget, it was a known fact that the money appropriated to K-12 education would exceed the Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) contained in the Arizona Constitution. This situation is the same as last fiscal year, where if the Legislature does not vote to override the limit prior to March 1, 2023, school districts will be forced to reduce their budgets by over a combined $1 billion statewide.
ASBA and other organizations believe it is imperative that this be resolved as soon as possible. We urge member districts to consider adopting the model resolution at their next governing board meeting, calling on Governor Ducey to convene a special session of the Legislature for the purpose of authorizing the expenditure of the funds the Legislature appropriated in this year’s budget as soon as possible.
Please provide a copy of the resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org if your board adopts it, and feel free to send it along to your Legislators and the governor’s office.
Note: This is an optional advocacy activity that your board may wish to undertake. By sending this message, ASBA is not attempting to require governing boards to participate in this activity if they do not wish to do so.
Your ASBA Team
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