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Tue Feb 28, 2017, 09:29 PM

'Education Governor' Doug Ducey: No Cash for Computers That Pay Arizona Teachers

Education officials are scratching their noggins why Gov. Doug Ducey, the self-proclaimed and widely heralded “Education Governor,” would chop every penny of funding for the computer system that makes sure students get counted and teachers paid accurately and on time.

The move means the state will be unable to send checks to schools, officials warn. That means no teachers get paid, and that may happen before the fiscal year runs out on June 30.

The governor's office characterized the disagreement more like part of a routine budget process and not as cause for alarm.

“The governor wants to make sure people get their paychecks,” Ducey's spokesman, Daniel Scarpinato, said. “He’s not going to sign a budget that doesn’t do that.”

Read more: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/education-governor-doug-ducey-no-cash-for-computers-that-pay-arizona-teachers-9102720

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