Arizona Board Of Education rejects proposal to fund school safety at waitlisted schools

July 8, 2019 | KJZZ

Arizona public schools will not receive any new money for police officers on campus, counselors and social workers in August. This is despite $20 million new for school safety included in Arizona’s budget.

“To find out that the money is now there and is gonna sit there for at least half the year… I don’t get it. I don’t understand it,” said Cindy Campton, principal at Wilson Elementary School near downtown Phoenix.

The state’s Department of Education doesn’t yet have a way to distribute the money for the new school year.

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