Teachers fear they won't get paid after Gov. Ducey rejects funding - AZEdNews
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Teachers fear they won’t get paid after Gov. Ducey rejects funding

Another push for funding in Arizona schools has been shut down.  Gov. Doug Ducey just denied the Arizona Department of Education $17 million it needed to keep an IT department up and running.  If the ADE doesn’t get the money by July, officials say the IT department will crash, affecting students and teachers across the state.  According to Stefan Swiat, ADE public information officer, the IT department is vital. Swiat said it’s the hub of the entire education system, and handles everything from keeping track of student attendance to sending teacher’s paychecks.