Save Our Schools group to host forum April 21 on Proposition 123

The Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Save Our Schools community group will sponsor a public forum on Proposition 123 Thursday, April 21. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road.

Proposition 123 will appear on the special election scheduled for May 17. It will allow voters to decide to accept or reject the settlement of inflationary spending payments due to Arizona public schools by the state, according to a press release.

SOS will have representatives from both sides of the issue give presentations from their viewpoints of this proposition and its effects on local educational funding going forward. The public also will be able to ask questions.

“SOS is providing this opportunity to the voters of Apache Junction and Gold Canyon so they can have an informed opinion when going to the polls on May 17,” David Coward, a founding member of SOS and a member of its steering committee, said in the release. “All interested parties are welcome to attend and learn about this important change to our state constitution and the way public school funding will be affected in the next decade.”

The last day to register to vote in the special election is April 18. Early voting for the special election begins April 20, according to the Arizona Secretary of State website.

For more information about Save Our Schools, visit its Facebook page at AJ/GC Save Our School Discussion.

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