Governor’s teacher pay plan moves Arizona in right direction
Posted on 04/16/2018
Thank you, Gov. Ducey, for listening to the concerns over low teacher pay and for your willingness to work with elected leaders and educators to come up with a solution.
Statement from EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey: 
Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed plan to raise Arizona teachers’ salaries by 20 percent by 2020 is an encouraging step toward ensuring that Arizona can attract and retain quality teachers. Without our public school teachers, our society is nothing. They are one of our most precious resources and they deserve support, respect and fair compensation.

The governor’s plan also includes a restoration of recession-era cuts, flexible funding and additional assistance to support school infrastructure, curriculum, technology and support staff.
 
While I realize the details are still being worked out, I am confident that working together, our governor, legislators and education leaders can make this plan work to give our teachers the raise they deserve and to give our students what they need most in their schools: High quality teachers.
 
Thank you, Gov. Ducey, for listening to the concerns over low teacher pay and for your willingness to work with elected leaders and educators to come up with a solution.
 
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Sally Downey is superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology Joint Technical Education District. The following school districts are founding members of the EVIT JTED: Apache Junction Unified. Chandler Unified, Fountain Hills Unified, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley Unified, J.O. Combs Unified, Mesa Public Schools, Queen Creek Unified, Scottsdale Unified and Tempe Union High School District. 

EVIT provides career and technical education (CTE) for high school students and adults at two central campuses in Mesa and branch campuses in Apache Junction and Fountain Hills. EVIT also funds CTE programs in the high schools of its 10 school districts.
 
More information: evit.com

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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