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AZ Senate OKs Schools for the Deaf and Blind to continue for 4 more years

Published: Friday, April 14, 2023 - 2:54pm
Updated: Friday, April 14, 2023 - 2:57pm

The Arizona Senate passed a bill Thursday to continue the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind for another four years.

Under state law, all agencies terminate and require approval from the Legislature to continue. 

The bill was introduced in the House and would have allowed the board to operate for eight years. Though that was cut down to two years before settling on four after debate. 

"I think four years will give enough stability knowing that the school is not going away," Republican Sen. Ken Bennett said. 

Almost all Democrats agreed to the compromise, but argued that cutting the timeframe down discriminates against the disabled. The bill goes back to the House. 

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