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Ducey to revise developing plan to fund schools

Posted at 2:25 PM, Dec 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-09 16:25:35-05

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey's plan to use $24 million to help schools lower their borrowing costs will be substantially changed in the coming year.

Ducey spokesman Daniel Scarpinato said Wednesday that the revamped plan included in the state budget passed in March will be unveiled next year.

The Republican governor included $24 million in the current budget for the plan. Details of how the money would be used were never fully developed.

The plan Ducey presented last January also proposed using 400,000 empty classroom seats to allow top public traditional and charter schools expand.

Scarpinato promised an "enhanced" plan targeting the top traditional and charter schools.

The plan was meant to fulfill Ducey's campaign promise to fund waiting lists at top charter and traditional schools.