Arizona ranks 48th in the nation in per pupil spending. Knowing the importance of a quality public education system for a robust workforce and economy, Friends of ASBA aims to: 

  • Fund school districts to at least the national median in per pupil spending. 
  • Establish a stable, dedicated revenue source for education that is less reliant on the general fund or annual legislative appropriation 
  • Provide adequate funding for facilities. 
  • Revise the school finance formula to better address the unique financial needs of special education students, schools serving students in poverty, and rural schools 


Arizona Department of Education Data Sets

Joint Legislative Budget Committee Education Spending Reports

Arizona Auditor General School District Spending Report

Fiscal Year 2021 Classroom Site Fund Estimates