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Ducey's school finance panel offers preliminary funding recommendations


PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey's Classroom First Initiative Council has released the preliminary findings of a plan to overhaul the state's school finance laws.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports ( ) the council, which is responsible for improving the state's 35-year-old public school funding formula, offered several recommendations at a meeting Tuesday.

The recommendations include equally funding district and charter schools, rewarding schools based on performance and helping parents better understand how their child's school is spending money.

The council's proposal received criticism from those who said the plan would favor charter schools over traditional districts and questioned how high-performing students would factor into the proposed regulatory relief.

The council plans to present more detailed recommendations by the end of the year and work with Ducey on legislation.

Information from: Arizona Capitol Times,

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