School districts file suit against state to fix crumbling buildings

Plaintiffs gathered on the steps of Glendale Landmark Elementary School with their lawyer, Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (shown at podium)./FOX 10

By Katie Campbell and Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

Surrounded by school officials and taxpayers, attorney Tim Hogan details Monday the elements of a lawsuit charging the state is not living up to its constitutional obligations to properly fund school construction and repairs.

Surrounded by school officials and taxpayers, attorney Tim Hogan details Monday the elements of a lawsuit charging the state is not living up to its constitutional obligations to properly fund school construction and repairs.

School districts, education groups and taxpayers filed suit Monday to force lawmakers to pay for school maintenance and construction they have neglected for years.

Plaintiffs gathered on the steps of Glendale Landmark Elementary School with their lawyer, Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest, to announce the long-awaited suit revolving around an Arizona Supreme Court ruling they contend has been ignored by the Legislature.

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