Things you need to know: 
• 3 Bills Passed Final Reading
• 1 Bill Passed COW
• School Safety Bill introduced: SB 1519
• ICYMI: Walk Outs and Sick Outs Webinar Recording

Passed Final Reading

HB 2205 JTED governing boards; membership; prohibition (Bowers) passed as amended 31-26. ASBA is neutral.
SB 1152 education; appropriation; noncustodial federal monies (S. Allen) passed as amended 16-14. ASBA is neutral.
SB 1291 schools; pupil assessment data (Brophy McGee) passed 30-0. ASBA supports.

Passed COW

SB 1449 schools; statewide assessment contracts; review (S. Allen) passed as amended. ASBA is neutral.

SB 1519 protective orders; schools; appropriations (Smith, Yarbrough)
Today the Senate waived rules to allow for the late introduction of the Governor’s school safety bill. This bill creates the Severe Threat Order of Protection (STOP) and the Ex Parte Severe Threat Pickup Order (Ex Parte) as instruments through which the state can evaluate the mental health of potentially dangerous individuals and disarm them should they be shown to pose a threat to themselves or others. It also makes changes to school safety procedures and the AZ Department of Education’s (ADE) School Safety Program, along with varying other changes.

Our summary of the bill can be viewed here.

The text of the bill can be viewed here.

Walk Outs and Sick Outs: A Guide for Arizona School Leaders

If you missed the webinar on Tuesday, please click here to visit our webinar archive and view the recording.