Governor Ducey released his FY 2022 Executive Budget this afternoon including budget proposals for school districts and charter schools. A major part of the K-12 budget proposal was $389 million for “Student Focused Acceleration and Support to mitigate severe student learning loss”. This major part of the budget proposal starts with a plan to include an average of $500 per student eligible for free or reduced price meals. This part of budget has an estimated cost of $298 million. Another $91 million is being proposed to help students who were enrolled in grades K-3, 8, and 11 during the 2020-2021 school year. You can review more details about this portion of the budget and other details on page 24-31 of the Summary of State of Arizona Executive Budget Fiscal Year 2022 at

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