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2017 Legislative Workshop
November 17, 2017 @ 8:25 am - 3:30 pm$150
Registration for Legislative Workshop opens October 10, 2017. This fast-paced, one- day conference is back with a special focus on “Examining the trade-offs of school choice.” School choice comes at a financial, social and academic costs. Learn the unintended consequences of school choice and how educators can respond. A preview of the coming legislative session, tips for communicating with your local elected officials and other topics that impact K-12 education also will be presented.
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Materials: Legislative Workshop
The $150/person member registration fee includes access to online materials, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Non-member registration fee is $300/person. AASBO and ASA members please note if your school district is a member of ASBA you qualify for the member registration fee.
Participants registered after Monday, November 6, 2017, will be charged an additional $50 late registration fee. Registration closes Monday, November 13, 2017. This is also the date for cancellations to be submitted.
For reservations at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, call 602.943.8200 no later than Thursday, October 26, 2017. The hotel is located at 2620 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021. The ASBA conference room rate is $125 single/double. To receive the conference rate, please mention the ASBA Legislative Workshop.
Refunds, Cancellations and Substitutions
Cancellations must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by Monday, November 13. No Shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.
2017 Legislative WorkshopFriday, November 17, 2017
|8:25 a.m.||Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Conference Overview||Dr. Timothy Ogle, Executive Director, ASBA|
|8:30 a.m.||Remarks by Superintendent of Public Instruction||Hon. Diane Douglas, Superintendent of Public Instruction|
|8:40 a.m.||Arizona State Budget Update and Outlook for 2018 and Beyond||Richard Stavneak, Director, Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC)|
|9:00 a.m.||Inside the Electorate: Who Votes and Why?||Chuck Coughlin, President, HighGround|
|9:40 a.m.||Legislative Process 101 ||Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA|
|10:05 a.m.||Break and Networking|
|10:20 a.m.||Tips from the Pros||Meghaen Dell'Artino, Owner, Public Policy Partners Mark Barnes, Legislative Consultant, ASA Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA|
|11:00 a.m.||Republican Priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session||Sen. Sylvia Allen LD 6
Sen. Kate Brophy McGee LD 28
Rep. Paul Boyer LD 21
Rep. Heather Carter, LD15
|11:30 a.m.||Democratic Priorities for the 2018 Legislative Session ||Sen. David Bradley LD 10
Sen. Martin Quezada LD 29
Rep. Reginald Bolding LD 27
Rep. Lela Alston LD 24
|12:00 p.m.||ASBA Advocate of the Year Award||Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA|
|12:05 p.m.||Lunch and Networking|
|1:00 p.m.||Arizona Townhall Highlights ||Tara Jackson, President, Arizona Town Hall|
|1:30 p.m.||A Brief History of School Choice||Dr. Anabel Aportela, Director of Research, AASBO/ASBA|
|1:45 p.m.||Does School Choice Promote|
Segregation? Evidence from Arizona
|Matthew Hom, Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, Yale
|2:15 p.m.||Break and Networking|
|2:30 p.m.||Where Do We Go From Here?||Paul Bentz, HighGround
Dick Foreman, ABEC
Bob Robb, Columnist, The Arizona Republic
Chuck Essigs, AASBO, AZ Town Hall Participant
|3:15 p.m.||Possible Special Guest Speaker|
|3:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks||Chuck Essigs, Director of Government Relations,