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Arizona Department of Education Title I funding error

Posted at 10:14 PM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-30 01:14:21-04

The Arizona Department of Education made a massive mistake in Title I funding, which is money slated for low-income students.

That error could cost Tucson Unified School District about $2.5 million.

TUSD is not the only school district that could be on the hook for overpayments.

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting reports a miscalculation of $62 million over the span of four years.

In Pima County, Sunnyside School District was overpaid $1.7 million.

The amounts for other districts range from $11,000 to nearly $500,000.

The Arizona Department of Education has not revealed yet how it will handle the overpayments.