Balsz School District Governing Board Resolution Supporting Educators
Whereas the Balsz School District Governing Board recognizes that the funding for schools in Arizona is a billion dollars below 2008 levels; and
Whereas the Balsz School District Governing Board is witness to the consequences of this chronic underfunding and sees the negative impact to teachers, staff, students, families, community and State; and
Whereas the Balsz School District Governing Board has supported and worked for solutions to fund teacher pay raises and other educational needs, only to see the Arizona Legislature enact tax cuts that run counter to our efforts; and
Whereas no one has worked harder nor waited longer for raises and restoring the money for resources for their classrooms and schools nor sacrificed more than our teachers and support staff; and
Whereas on behalf of our students and families, we cannot allow this crisis to continue without a plan to address these issues. Therefore, we support our school employees as they make their demands known for legislative action to secure the necessary funding for meaningful pay raises and education funding;
Whereas we are confident our community, including parents, families, caregivers, business leaders, teachers’ families, school district administrators, neighbors and friends will support meaningful pay raises for public school employees and increased educational funding to educate our children and secure the future of Arizona.
Be it resolved that the Balsz School District Governing Board is in full support of our educators as they advocate for meaningful pay raises for public school employees and increased funding for public education in ways that are lawful and do not disrupt the educational mission of our District.
The Balsz School District Governing Board urges the Arizona State Legislature to work urgently on behalf of the children and families in our State to take swift and meaningful action to develop a viable plan to pay teachers the professional salaries they deserve.
Resolved this__1st__day of __May____
Todd Schwarz, Board President