3-17-17 Weekly In-Session Update

Darbi Jenkins Weekly In-Session Update

Congressional ACA Replacement Creates Medicaid Reimbursement Issues for Districts As Congress debates its replacement for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Healthcare Act, school districts that receive Medicaid reimbursement for services provided to eligible students should be aware of provisions of the proposed law that may result in a reduction of revenue available to districts. This is because the …

3-10-17 Weekly In-Session Update

Darbi Jenkins Weekly In-Session Update

A-F Ad Hoc Committee Hearings This month the State Board of Education and the A-F Ad Hoc Committee are hosting public hearings throughout the state on the draft A-F plan. As an association, we have concerns that the draft plan has not been fully considered by the ad hoc committee and is closely tied to SES. ASBA has been actively …

3-3-2017 Weekly In-Session Update

Darbi Jenkins Weekly In-Session Update

Auditor General Releases Classroom Spending Report This year’s Auditor General Report emphasizes Arizona is continuing to struggle to adequately fund its schools. Despite continuous severe budget cuts, our public education leaders remain focused on allocating dollars to support students in classrooms and keeping administrative costs well below the national average. The Auditor General Report reiterates the Arizona School District Spending …

2-24-17 Weekly In-Session Update

Darbi Jenkins Weekly In-Session Update

AZ Schools Now Capitol Action Day  On Monday, AZ Schools Now put together a day of action at the Capitol to support public education. Over 150 parent and education advocates joined together to write postcards, sign up for RTS and share positive stories about public education. The postcards addressed to Speaker Mesnard and President Yarbrough asked for the budget process to …

2-17-17 Weekly In-Session Update

Darbi Jenkins Weekly In-Session Update

Save the date: Lobby Day March 6th Mark your calendars for March 6th at 10:00 am for ASBA Lobby Day. Members will have an opportunity to come down to the capitol and lobby their legislators directly on ESAs, the budget, and other issues of importance to locally elected school boards. The day will begin with an advocacy workshop in the …