I continue to meet with leadership and lawmakers to advocate for a pay raise for teachers and support staff in this year’s budget. But just as important, education funding must be sustainable into the future.
Earlier this year, I championed bipartisan legislation to extend Prop 301 for 20 years, which passed the House and Senate almost unanimously.
As a parent advocate for public education for over 20 years, as a former School Board and Arizona School Facilities Board member, I have fought for education funding throughout my life. I am listening to teachers and parents across my district and across the state and working towards reliable solutions for education. I have championed bills to restore and add new funding for K-12, recognizing that we still have more work to do.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns. Thank you to the many who have offered suggestions and ideas. I am focused on, and committed to, sustainable funding for education. We will get this done.