Jim Zaharis, vice president of education for Greater Phoenix Leadership, was superintendent of Arizona's largest school district, Mesa Public Schools, when the EVIT JTED was born.
CTE in Arizona has always generated industry support, especially when the law creating JTEDs was passed in the 1990s.
EVIT is Arizona's first Joint Technical Education District (JTED
), offering programs in 35 different areas.
(See attachment A) The consultants will represent the participating Joint Technological Education Districts (here after referred to as JTEDs
) on policy issues at the Arizona Legislature and assist district staff with accessing state information related to programs and services.
Amid budget negotiations dominated by talks of pay raises for K-12 teachers, some Arizona trade schools got a long-awaited boost in funding.<br />Of the 14 Joint Technical Educational Districts in the state, better known as JTEDs
, three have received a smaller share of funding than the rest.
A bipartisan bill was passed allowing for the creation of joint technological education districts (JTEDs