Letter from Dr. Burdick  


For the 2013-14 School year, Cave Creek Unified School District converted four elementary schools to district-sponsored charter schools. The additional money received for the conversion was used to fill the hole left from the K-3 override and M&O override (approximately 3.4 million dollars) that were not approved by the voters.

CCUSD has learned that late last night, the State Budget shifted to eliminate all District Charters totally. This would be a 3.4 million dollar cut for us. CCUSD is urging the community, parents, teachers, staff, constituents and stakeholders to contact your state representatives AND the governor. The representatives for Cave Creek Unified School District are: District 1: Senator Steve Pierce (spierce@azleg.gov), Representatives Karen Fann (kfann@azleg.gov), and Noel Campbell (ncampbell@azleg.gov) District 15: Senator Nancy Barto (nbarto@azleg.gov), Representatives John Allen (jallen@azleg.gov) and Heather Carter (hcarter@azleg.gov) District 23: Senator John Kavanagh (jkavanagh@azleg.gov) , Representatives Jay Lawrence (jlawrence@azleg.gov) and Michelle Ugenti (mugenti@azleg.gov). You can send Governor Ducey an email by clicking on this link: http://azgovernor.gov/governor/form/contact-governor-ducey


"Special Education should not be a soft, safe instructional place to put kids, but should be a place where the rigor and expectations actually increase."

Steve Milliken, Director of Special Services for Westside Community Schools in Omaha, NE