Phoenix, AZ — Great Leaders Strong Schools President and Founder Emily Anne Gullickson issued the following statement regarding the Governor’s FY2023 Executive Budget proposal which provides $323 million in new K-12 education investments:
“We applaud Governor Ducey for his focus on real results for every Arizona student and targeting significant resources accordingly.
“The Arizona Transportation Modernization Grants Program has proven to be a lifeline for local communities and Arizona families to increase access to models and enrichment experiences for students in need. We are pleased to see this first-in-the-nation program continue for a second year.
“Additionally, Arizona is committed to supporting the state’s best teachers and schools by dedicating additional funding specifically to those closing or narrowing the achievement gap. The Results-Based Funding program recognizes our most effective schools and the additional investment proposed by the Governor will help them expand their impact.
“Arizona is once again a national leader in providing school leaders with the flexibility and resources to create programs and learning experiences that best meet the needs of every student and family.”
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