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Published: Published: January 18th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Issues Statement on Governor Ducey’s Proposed Budget

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman’s statement:

“Last year, voters sent a clear message for us to fix education in Arizona. We face an unprecedented teacher shortage, spending per student remains among the lowest in the nation, and many of our schools need vital repairs. With the 20×2020 plan, we have made steps in the right direction and I’m committed to finding innovative ways to recruit and retain our educators across all fields. We must guarantee competitive pay for all educators, including our art, music and special education teachers, as well as support and classified staff.

“The governor’s proposed budget also invests in more school counselors and I applaud that decision. Well-trained and knowledgeable mental health experts are indispensable to a healthy and safe school environment. If we work together, we can find solutions to the challenges we face. We can explore creative ideas to address the teacher shortage, in addition to the Teachers Academy, like housing subsidies and paid paternity/maternity leave. We can find sustainable and dedicated revenue streams to fund our schools, and we can build a fair and equitable public education system that provides a high-quality education for students of all backgrounds. Voters expect us to do these things and our students deserve nothing less.”

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Published: Published: January 9th, 2019

Superintendent Hoffman Sworn Into Office On Children’s Book

Elected officials have the option of taking their Oath of Office with one hand on a variety of books. At the inaugural ceremony on Monday, Kathy Hoffman swore her oath of office to become Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on the children’s book “Too Many Moose,” a book she enjoyed using in her classroom to help children with speech impediments.

Local radio station, KJZZ, reached the author of the book, Lisa Bakos, about Superintendent Hoffman’s decision.

“It brought tears to my eyes,” Bakos said when she heard about the importance of the book to Hoffman and her students. “I can’t think of any better honor than that to hear about my words that I put out into the world.”

As a substitute teacher herself, seeing a teacher elected into the highest education position in the state held great significance. “I feel very honored and grateful to be part of that historic event yesterday,” Bakos said.

 

To view the full KJZZ article, please see this link:

https://kjzz.org/content/745799/arizona-superintendent-kathy-hoffman-swears-childrens-book-during-inauguration

 

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