Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman issued a series of posts last week that highlight how the recently passed bipartisan state budget will help children, educators, and schools.

These include provisions that:

  • Funding, for the first time, the Office of Indian Education.
  • Provide $50 million to the School Safety Grant Program that can help further reduce the counselor to student ratio.
  • Increase the school base support level by $526 million.
  • Give $100 million more to Special Education.

The Superintendent also recently posted that, as Superintendent, she has visited over 150 schools across Arizona. That experience resulted in her instituting forward-progressive policies like the Final Mile Project that has started to connect qualifying schools like the Paloma Elementary School District  to broadband internet.

The Superintendent also celebrated Northern Arizona University’s partnership with the Department of Education to create the state’s first Arizona Teacher Residency Program.