Weekly In-Session Updates


Legislative Updates

ASBA advocates on behalf of its member boards at the Arizona State Legislature, and at all levels of government, including at the Governor’s Office, at the State Board of Education and even in Congress, as well as in our state and federal courts. In addition, the association provides resources, training and opportunities to Arizona school board members interested in engaging in advocacy on behalf of their districts and Arizona K-12 education at the local, state and national level.

We understand that it can be hard to keep up with our daily emails during session, so this year we will be bringing you weekly highlights every Friday. These highlight will include a short summary of the most important news from the week.

Additional Information

Sign Up For Updates
Sign up for our email updates. Stay informed with daily in-session updates, weekly highlights, regulatory hearing summaries and much more! Click here to register If you would like to receive specific information about your legislative district, make sure to provide your home address when you sign up. Already have an account? Sign in here.

Friends of ASBA Voting Records
See Legislator’s Votes on Key Education Bills Every year Friends of ASBA, ASBA’s sister organization publishes a voting record to highlight state legislator’s votes on key public education measures. This information is intended to be factual, non-partisan and a key resource for voters. To see past voting records, view the links below.

Comprehensive Legislative Wrap-Up Brief
Each year, when the legislative session ends, ASBA provides a wrap-up brief of all the education bills that were tracked throughout the year. The brief includes bills that were signed, vetoed, failed and lost in the process. To view previous legislative wrap-up briefs, follow the links below.

Campaigning Do’s & Don’ts
It is imperative that campaigning and advocacy efforts of ballot measures by school board members and public school employees stay within the bounds of the law. Arizona Revised Statutes section 15‐511 (A.R.S. §15‐511) prohibits school districts from using school resources to influence the outcome of an election. Click below to view and print out the Campaigning and Advocacy Do’s and Don’ts PDF.

Request to Speak System
The Request to Speak system was designed to replace paper sign in slips for those requesting to speak on a bill in a House or Senate Committee meeting. Constituents can now use this system to sign in from anywhere and comment on bills moving through the process. In order to use the system, you must create your account at the capitol, but your ASBA GR team will do that for you. Just fill out the form here, and once you are registered, ASBA staff will send you your username and password. Then start commenting on bills from home!

Already signed up? Click here to comment on a bill from anywhere. Need help? View this presentation for a step-by-step guide to registering your position.