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Find Out What Happens in Your School District if Prop. 100 Fails
Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What Happens In Your School District If Prop 100 Fails: Contingent Cuts to Arizona School Districts
Do you know how your school district will be affected if Prop. 100 - the temporary one percent sales tax - passes or fails? Now you can find out.

In order to show the direct impact of potential cuts to school districts if Prop. 100 fails, Governor Brewer's Office recently released a report that provides a district-by-district estimate of the impact of legislative budget cuts on Arizona school districts for the 2010-11 school year. The report shows both the cuts that will occur if Prop. 100 passes and the estimates of additional cuts for each school district if Prop. 100 fails on May 18.

If Prop. 100 fails, traditional public schools can expect a total funding cut of $748,775,148. Public charter schools can expect a $63,663,047 total funding cut.
To find out how your school district or public charter may be impacted, click here.

May 18, 2010
Special Election for Proposition 100 - Temporary 1% Sales Tax

Proposition 100 Facts

  • Without the temporary sales tax, as much as one-quarter of all public education funding could be cut. This could mean 1.5 to 2 out of every 10 teacher positions may be eliminated.
  • Proposition 100 will devote two-thirds of revenues generated to education funding and one-third to health and human services and public safety.
  • The tax will automatically repeal on May 31, 2013. It would take a two-thirds vote of the legislature or another voter proposition to keep the tax increase in place.
For more information see Proposition 100: The 1% Temporary Sales Tax Increase-Your Questions Answered

Last Day to Register to Vote

April 19, 2010

Learn More -- Find a Budget and/or Prop. 100 Forum near YOU!
The Arizona Education Network and other parent organizations are sponsoring or speaking at several upcoming public forums about the state of education funding and the local impact of Prop. 100.

Please take a moment to find a forum near you! If you do not see a forum in your community and would like our help to organize one, please send us an email at outreach@arizonaeducationnetwork.com.

If you would like AEN to list your school and/or organization's budget and/or Prop. 100 forum on our next newsletter and our website, please email the information to jen@arizonaeducationnetwork.com.
Arizona Education Network Forums in the Amphitheater School District

Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge High School
2475 West Naranja Drive
Oro Valley, AZ
Map available

Wednesday April 7, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Amphitheater High School, Auditorium
125 West Yavapai
Tucson, AZ
Map Available here.

Higley Community Event for Prop. 100
Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 East Pecos Road
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Map available

KUAT-TV Televised Forum on Prop. 100

Sunday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.
Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
University of Arizona campus (on the UA Mall, just west of Campbell)
The League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson & the Catalina Methodist Church Committee on Church, Society and Mission Prop. 100 Forum

Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Catalina Methodist Church, in the Fellowship Hall
2700 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
Map available

Arizona Education Network Forum in the Flowing Wells Unified School District
Thursday, April 15, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Flowing Wells High School, Auditorium
3725 North Flowing Wells Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Map available

Impact of the Arizona Budget on Public Education: Kyrene Elementary, Tempe Elementary & Tempe Union High School Districts, sponsored by the Parent Network
Tuesday, April 20, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Compadre High School
500 West Guadalupe Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
Map available

Arizona Education Network Community Forum to discuss the impact of Prop. 100 on public education, universities, police, fire and public health
Thursday, April 22, details TBA

Are you interested in becoming a member of your school board?

The Arizona School Board Association is sponsoring two informational webinars, covering what it takes to run for and serve on an Arizona school board.

Saturday, April 17, 10 - 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 12, 6 - 7 p.m.

To reserve your virtual seat for this informative event, visit www.azsba.org and click the "Running for School Board Webinar" link.

Serving on a school board is one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs you'll ever undertake. If you're considering a run for your school board, you want to take advantage of this opportunity!

The Arizona Education Network Needs YOUR Help!

Last week, we sent out a fundraising appeal to help us pay for upcoming outreach events and operating expenses. Since then, we've received over $1,500. Thank you to all who contributed to this generous start!

We still have a way to go to reach our goal of $25,000.

If you haven't already, please consider making a donation online by clicking here, or you can make a check payable to The Arizona Education Network and mail it to:

The Arizona Education Network
4729 East Sunrise Drive, #210
Tucson, AZ 85718

All contributions are greatly appreciated. If you have already contributed, thank you!

Because we are a 501 (c)(4) non-profit organization, contributions are not tax-deductible.

Will you help us reach our goal?
Contribute online today via

Or mail your check to:

The Arizona Education Network
4728 East Sunrise Drive, #210
Tucson, AZ 85718

Thank you for your support!



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Three steps you can take to support public education in Arizona: Vote,Vote,Vote
  • Vote YES on Prop. 100, the sales tax referendum, Tuesday, May 18th.
  • Vote for pro-education candidates in the primary election, Tuesday, August 24th.
  • Vote for pro-education candidates in the general election, Tuesday, November 2nd.
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