ASBA Connect 10.5.16

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ESA/Vouchers – What will happen? Do you know why you should care? The fight continues: Funneling of public money to private schools By, Chris Kotterman The Arizona School Boards Association continues the fight against the funneling of public money to private schools through vehicles such as Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) and School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credits. Recently, the Arizona …

ASBA Connect 9.21.16

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Prop. 123 survey results are in Last month, school districts were asked to participate in a ASBA/AASBO survey indicating how Prop. 123 funds were utilized by percentage for FY2016 as well as how funds will be used for FY2017. We had 83 school districts provide information which represent 535,545 students, or more than half of all Arizona students. The results …

ASBA Connect 8.23.16

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Nominate for the 2016 Barbara Robey Lifetime Achievement Award In 2007, the Arizona School Boards Association established the Barbara Robey ASBA Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the service of Mrs. Robey, who, for more than three decades was a tireless servant leader and advocate for Arizona public education and the children of our state during her tenure as an …

ASBA Connect 7.27.16

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Salaries or classrooms? Spending Prop. 123 cash is a tough choice Plaintiff group ASBA, AASBO and AEA speak up in Opt-Ed When you’re in a hole and need to get out, Step 1 is to stop digging. Step 2 is to start to refill the hole. That’s what Prop. 123 is intended to do for public schools, and as the first dollars of …

ASBA Connect 7.5.16

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ASBA Law Conference registration opens today! We hit milestone with our 40th celebration of the largest conference of its kind. Wednesday, Sept. 7, Pre-Conference Four Pre-Conference Sessions Available: The Every Student Succeeds Act The Board’s Oversight Role Over School Finances Technology and the Law Dealing with an Unplanned For Media Event Thursday – Friday, Sept. 8-9, General Session General Conference …