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Arizona’s Constitutional Aggregate Expenditure Limit

The Aggregate Expenditure Limit (AEL) is a Constitutional Amendment that was passed by Arizona voters in 1980 which created a spending limitation for school districts based on the aggregate expenditure of all districts. This limitation excludes charter schools and only applies to district public schools.
Published: 09/14/2022

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