Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supporters of the Invest in Ed initiative say the increase in funding for schools will improve both Arizona's economy and its education system.
Prop 208 revenue would be used to hire more educators and support staff, fund vocational and mentoring programs, and invest in training future teachers.
Arizona has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest in the US for school funding as well as teacher salaries.
An exclusive look at what it takes to reopen schools during a global health crisis in one of the most poorly-funded education systems in the country.
Backers of the Invest in Education Act see it as a way to pump about $940 million a year into the state’s underfunded school system.
Nogales' Superintendent says their decision as to when in-person learning will begin will rely on COVID-19 infections data.