The funding deal will also include an increase in flexible dollars to Arizona schools for support staff, textbooks, technology and infrastructure.
"This plan not only provides our teachers with a 20 percent increase in pay by school year 2020, it also provides millions in flexible dollars to improve our public education system. I’ve had the honor of hearing directly from Arizona teachers, over these last several weeks in particular. It’s their input that has shaped and improved this plan. We will never check the box on public education, but this is one big, positive step in the right direction for our teachers and their students,” said Governor Ducey.