Arizona Education Funding

Education: Revenues go directly to school districts statewide to support students and teachers


2015: Last Quarter Tribal Contributions from shared revenues Totaled to more than $12.8 million which is up over 4% from last year

2015: High school, college students gain work experience through Navajo Nation’s Summer Youth Employment Program to help pay for their school materials and beautify the community

2014: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community helped Maricopa Community College fund a summer bridge program for middle school boys, in response to statistics that show a decreasing number of minority males are entering college and completing a four-year degree

2014: Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Council Awards Camp Verde Unified School District $30,000 from its gaming revenues to improve student performance in the district

2014: San Carlos Apache Tribe Gives 149 Ipads to Fort Thomas School District for Elementary and High School Students, to help prepare them for their future in education

2014: Arizona Indian Gaming Association Instructional Improvement Fund Helps Pay Mingus Union High School Teacher’s Bonuses 

2013: Ak-Chin Indian Community gave $2.6 million to the Maricopa Unified School District as part of a $10 million dollar gift to the City of Maricopa

2007: The Pascua Yaqui Tribe gave the Tucson Unified School District $50,000 from its gaming revenues to improve American Indian student performance, school attendance and parent participation.

2006: Tucson Unified District used funds from the Arizona Benefits Fund to limit classroom size to 25 students instead of having to enlarge classrooms to 35 students. Smaller class size means that more students receive individual attention. Revenues also support dropout prevention programs to keep students in school.

2006: Fountain Hills Unified School District was able to provide teacher training and mentoring programs only because of contributions from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nations.

2005: The Blue Ridge Unified School District in Lakesideused funding from the Arizona Benefits Fund to hire a new teacher for the first grade to reduce class size. The District paid for teachers to attend a program to improve writing skills for primary and secondary school student. Grants were also given to advance staff development.<br

education_portrait 2005: Antelope Union High School District, Wellton, Arizona used Indian gaming dollars to target its impoverished and diverse student population by engaging them with better teaching strategies. Funds also supported teachers’ salaries, teacher training and dropout prevention programs.