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