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4 More Ed Bills Out of Committee

Today, the following education-related bills were up in Senate Finance, House Ways and Means, House Judiciary & Public Safety, and House Transportation & Infrastructure:

SB 1041 transfer credits; Arizona online instruction (Allen) passed amended on a 4-3 vote. This bill requires district and charter schools to accept core AOI credits as core credits and removes the district’s ability to set policies regarding acceptance of these credits. ASBA opposes.

HB 2213 GPLET reform; K-12 taxes (Leach) passed on a 6-1-1-1 vote. This bill modifies the government property lease excise tax and specifies the amount designated for school districts may not be abated.

HB 2106 garnishment; continuing lien; school employee (Boyer) passed on a 9-0 vote. This bill increases the amount of time before a continuing lien becomes invalid for accommodation, district and charter school employees as well as the Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind employees. ASBA is neutral.

HB 2247 school bus drivers; fingerprint cards (Grantham) passed on a 7-0-1 vote. This bill requires individuals who apply for a school bus driver certificate to obtain and maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card. ASBA is neutral.

In today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Chris Kotterman, Director of Gov. Relations at ASBA, Chuck Essigs, Director of Gov. Relations at AASBO, Dr. Paul Tighe, Superintendent at Saddle Mountain Unified School District and Jack Eaton, CFO at Dysart Unified School District presented on the implementation effect of Prop 206 on school districts.
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Give your local public school a shout out
This week, January 22-28, 2017 is National School Choice Week. To help celebrate ASBA has created a toolkit of resources to help school districts. School districts around the state are encouraged to utilize these resources to thank their parent communities and communicate all the great programs, achievements and opportunities local public schools provide. Click here to download the toolkit.