DALLAS - With state funds for school repairs frozen amid a severe budget crisis, Arizona school districts appear reluctant to use their own bond funds for maintenance projects.

At the Tolleson Elementary School District west of Phoenix, officials need about $153,000 to repair a sewer pipe at one of the schools. But while they have $80,000 provided by the Arizona School Facilities Board, officials do not want to add money from $22 million of authorized debt, even though it would be legal.

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