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Arizona public, charter schools to face budget deficit


December 20, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona public and charter schools will face a $266 million budget deficit because the state gives money to remote learning schools at a lower rate than they do to in-person schools.

The state Department of Education has released data that shows how much schools will need to cut their budgets by this school year, the Arizona Republic reported Friday.

Mesa Public Schools, the largest district in Arizona, will lose $16 million. Chandler Unified School will have its budget cut by $12 million. Tucson Unified School District will lose $11.9 million.

Under state law, online schoo...

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