Governor’s teacher pay plan moves Arizona in right direction
Posted on 04/16/2018
Thank you, Gov. Ducey, for listening to the concerns over low teacher pay and for your willingness to work with elected leaders and educators to come up with a solution.
Statement from EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey: 
Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed plan to raise Arizona teachers’ salaries by 20 percent by 2020 is an encouraging step toward ensuring that Arizona can attract and retain quality teachers. Without our public school teachers, our society is nothing. They are one of our most precious resources and they deserve support, respect and fair compensation.

The governor’s plan also includes a restoration of recession-era cuts, flexible funding and additional assistance to support school infrastructure, curriculum, technology and support staff.
 
While I realize the details are still being worked out, I am confident that working together, our governor, legislators and education leaders can make this plan work to give our teachers the raise they deserve and to give our students what they need most in their schools: High quality teachers.
 
Thank you, Gov. Ducey, for listening to the concerns over low teacher pay and for your willingness to work with elected leaders and educators to come up with a solution.
 
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Sally Downey is superintendent of the East Valley Institute of Technology Joint Technical Education District. The following school districts are founding members of the EVIT JTED: Apache Junction Unified. Chandler Unified, Fountain Hills Unified, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley Unified, J.O. Combs Unified, Mesa Public Schools, Queen Creek Unified, Scottsdale Unified and Tempe Union High School District. 

EVIT provides career and technical education (CTE) for high school students and adults at two central campuses in Mesa and branch campuses in Apache Junction and Fountain Hills. EVIT also funds CTE programs in the high schools of its 10 school districts.
 
More information: evit.com

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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