District 11 Legislators Applaud Funding for Construction of New High School in Maricopa
Representatives Bret Roberts (R-11) and Mark Finchem (R-11), along with Senator Vince Leach (R-11), today applauded budget funding for the construction of a new high school in Maricopa.
The School Facilities Board received over $114 million in funding in the Republican-passed K-12 budget bill (HB 2749), which included $3,750,000 to purchase land and $14,230,700 in both fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for the construction of a new high school in Maricopa.
“Maricopa is one of the fastest growing cities in the state, so I’m proud that this year’s budget includes funding for a new high school in the city,” said Representative Roberts. “The funding for Maricopa’s new high school, over $32 million, certainly fills a need in our community and demonstrates Republicans’ commitment to K-12 education.”
“There’s a lot for residents of LD-11 to like in the Republican budget, including this funding for Maricopa’s new high school,” said Representative Finchem. “It’s a shame that not one Democrat voted for the K-12 education budget bill, which also included funding for teacher raises.”
“Students in Maricopa will soon have a new high school thanks to this year’s budget, which includes over $6 billion in education spending,” said Senator Leach. “I’m pleased that the budget will address the needs of a rapidly growing area of our district.”