Information about Proposition 204
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On November 6, 2012, Arizona voters will vote on Proposition 204 - Quality Education & Jobs Initiative. TUSD cannot advocate for any measures that are on the ballot, but the district can provide you with information.
What happens to funding for district and charter schools (including TUSD) if Proposition 204 passes?
- Proposition 204 will renew and make permanent the one-cent sales tax approved by voters when it expires in 2013.
- Proposition 204 might generate about $1 billion in the first year (FY2014), of which $500 million would be
allocated to district and charter schools. If Proposition 204 generates $1 billion, the increased
amount of state funding per student is estimated to be between $600 - $625, which would result in about $30 million for TUSD.
- Proposition 204 would create a funding floor for K-12 education and prevent the Legislature from making further
cuts to K-12 education.
For specific information about the affect of Proposition 204 on the future of Tucson Unified School District, review the TUSD School Master Plan scenario page. As part of the School Master Plan, six scenarios have been developed. Three address the $17 million deficit, and the other three scenarios assume the passage of Proposition 204 and no deficit.
For more information about this initiative, please read the analysis at the Arizona State Legislature website and the text of the initiative at the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State website.
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