September 26, 2022 6:51 pm

East Valley charter gives teachers raise; refuses to let public comment on budget

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A growing East Valley charter school chain will give its teachers a 13 percent raise for the coming school year, but their pay still lags traditional public schools.

American Leadership Academy’s five-member board on Thursday unanimously approved the pay increase, but refused to allow the public to comment on its $71 million budget.

At least three people had planned to address the board on its spending plan.

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