PHOENIX — A new opinion from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is leaving dozens of young adults who are locked up in Pima County jail without the funding to help them complete a high school diploma.
Brnovich acknowledged that state aid is available for school districts for anyone younger than 22. And Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams said his office runs a state-recognized school district for anyone younger than 22 who is locked up.
But Brnovich said he reads the law to require the state to provide funds only for those younger than 18.
The only exception, the attorney general said, is when the person in the county jail has a disability. In those cases, state aid