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QCUSD voters may support override if funds are used to increase assessment scores

QCUSD voters may support override if funds are used to increase assessment scores

I could support an override if we had a plan to focus these funds on addressing our deficiencies. Until then, supporting the status quo of accepting low assessment scores, I could not, in all good conscience, go to the voters to ask for their support. We owe this to all of our students and the taxpayers, ensuring we are graduating students prepared for success.
Combs’ commitment to responsible use of public tax dollars

Combs’ commitment to responsible use of public tax dollars

Every March, the Arizona Auditor General releases a report called “Arizona School District Spending,” which has been released annually since 2000. This report describes a detailed analysis of how traditional school districts spend their allocated funds.
Mom, Interrupted: A picture is worth a thousand conspiracy theories

Mom, Interrupted: A picture is worth a thousand conspiracy theories

The proof, as they say, is always in the pudding. 
National Reading Month: As reading crisis persists, here’s how you can help your child

National Reading Month: As reading crisis persists, here’s how you can help your child

As parents, we have a responsibility to ensure our children have the proper support to achieve and maintain grade-level reading skills. Research shows that students who are not reading proficiently by the end of the third grade are less likely to graduate high school, which makes sense when you consider that reading comprehension is expected starting in fourth grade.
Volunteering impacts you, the community

Volunteering impacts you, the community

Volunteering has been proven to increase happiness by producing serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, and it may also help you live longer by lowering your blood pressure. Volunteering and giving back are self-care tools that can help us all get through hard times.
Teen Mental Wellness Day: Help reduce stigma, support youth mental health

Teen Mental Wellness Day: Help reduce stigma, support youth mental health

World Teen Mental Wellness Day, which is observed on March 2, is a day dedicated to helping raise awareness about the mental health issues that teenagers can face – it’s also a call to action to lend an ear, be a shoulder to lean on and to break the stigma surrounding mental health, so teens know they are not alone on this journey. 
Don’t wait to 'Choose Your Person'

Don’t wait to 'Choose Your Person'

Adults, young and old, healthy as well as sick, should choose a healthcare advocate.
Arizona restaurant owners rebound in 2023, interest rates remain a challenge in 2024

Arizona restaurant owners rebound in 2023, interest rates remain a challenge in 2024

Restaurant values are finally at a place where business owners who want to sell can make money off the sale. However, the Arizona restaurant market is not perfect as high interest rates are pushing some potential buyers out of the market. 
Funding for SR 24 is critical in Southeast Valley, Pinal County

Funding for SR 24 is critical in Southeast Valley, Pinal County

As budget negotiations begin, we urge legislators to fight to retain this funding and find other opportunities to reduce spending which does not result in adverse impacts to regional transportation and economic development opportunities.  
Financial advice: How are your investments taxed?

Financial advice: How are your investments taxed?

Ultimately, tax considerations probably shouldn’t be the key driver of your investment choices. Nonetheless, knowing the tax implications of your investments — specifically, what type of taxes they may generate and when these taxes will be due — can help you evaluate which investment choices are appropriate for your needs.