ASBA President Joins National School Board of Directors

Rob Davidson ASBA Releases

PHOENIX – The Arizona School Boards Association’s president, Jesus Rubalcava, has been selected to become a member of the board of directors for the National School Boards Association, representing the eight states of the Pacific Region. He will assume his seat in April, 2016. Rubalcava, a member of the Gila Bend USD governing board is also a special education teacher …

Govenor Ducey proposes major initiative to fund K-12 schools

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases

Governor Ducey today proposed a major initiative to bring forth a proposal for a ballot measure which is a step in the right direction, acknowledging the need to invest in our children’s future and affirms that Arizona’s ranking of 50th in per pupil spending is unacceptable. The measure, if approved by voters, would direct additional money from the state land …


Summer Break Already? ASBA End of Year Message!

Tim Ogle ASBA Releases

As the 2014-15 academic year comes to a close and you breathe a huge sigh of relief and launch into summer break, it is fitting to take a moment or two to reflect on how far we have come and where we are headed on behalf of ASBA. First, I want to recognize each of you for the dedication, talent, …


ASBA receives two ASPRAtions Awards for Communication Efforts by State Association

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases

PHOENIX – The Arizona School Boards Association was honored with two Awards of Excellence earlier this month by the Arizona School Public Relations Association. Winning in the category of Business, Foundation or Civic/Community Organization for Contributions to Public Education is ASBA’s advocacy team, which consists of Janice Palmer, director of governmental relations and public affairs, and Geoff Esposito, governmental relations …


National “Abrazo” Lifetime Award Presented to Arizona Hispanic Former School Board Member

Heidi Vega ASBA Releases

PHOENIX – Elizabeth Sanchez, former school board member of the Alhambra Elementary School District and the Arizona School Boards Association was honored with the first ever Abrazo Octaviano “Tony” Gonzales Award by the National School Boards Association’s National Hispanic Council (NHC). Sanchez has been a strong advocate for Latino students whether in the capacity as a school board member from …