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2019 Legislative Workshop
November 15, 2019 @ 8:25 am - 3:30 pm$155
Find your voice and advocate for issues that will impact our K-12 school districts during the 2020 Legislative Session.
Join us for this one-day conference that provides a preview of the coming legislative session with examination of current education public policy issues by expert presenters and informative, interactive panel discussions with influential policymakers and lawmakers.
Don’t miss out these updates:
- Data on Arizona’s changing demographics and funding disparities
- State budget forecast
- Legislative preview panel
- Lessons learned from bonds/overrides for 2020
- Information to sharpen your advocacy efforts for the 2020 session
The $155/person member registration fee includes access to online materials, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Non-member registration fee is $310/person.
For reservations at the Delta Hotel Phoenix Mesa, 200 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, call 855-999-0060 no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The ASBA conference room rate is $125 single/double. To receive the conference rate, please mention the ASBA Legislative Workshop.
Cancellations for both workshops must be in writing and faxed to 602-254-1177 by Friday, November 8, 2019. No Shows will not be refunded. Those registered are entitled to send substitutes in their place.
2019 Legislative Workshop Agenda
|8:30 am||Welcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Conference Overview||Dr. Timothy Ogle, Executive Director, ASBA|
|8:35 am||Friends of ASBA Breakfast Panel: Bonds, Overrides, and Political Outlook for 2020||Paul Bentz, Sr. Vice President of Research and Strategy, High Ground;
Natalie Orne, Vice President, CORE Construction, Inc.;
Vispi Karanjia, Partner, Orcutt | Winslow
|9:05 am||State Budget Update||Matt Gress, Director, Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting|
|9:35 am||Teacher Compensation Issues for FY2021||Ken Hicks, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services, Dysart Unified School District; Dale Ponder, Chief of Finance and Operations, Crane Elementary District; Karla Soto, Chief Financial Officer, Roosevelt Elementary School District;
Moderator-Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Relations, AASBO
|10:00 am||Break and Networking|
|10:15 am||ABOR Update||John Arnold, Executive Director, ABOR|
|10:30 am||Education Funding Beyond 2021||Joe Thomas, President, Arizona Education Association;
Vince Yanez, Sr. Vice President, Helios Foundation;
Jim Rounds, President, Rounds Consulting Group;
Moderator-Chris Kotterman, Director of Governmental Relations, ASBA
|11:05 am||Legislative Panel moderated by Katie Campbell||Members of the Senate and House Education committees|
|12:05 pm||Lunch and Networking|
|1:00 pm||It's Not All Money, But Money Certainly Helps: Continuing Personnel Challenges||Justin Wing, Director of Human Resources, Washington Elementary School District; Jenna Moffit, Director of Human Resources for the Deer Valley Unified School District; Dr. Shaun Holmes, Associate Superintendent of Human and Capital Resources for Mesa Public Schools; Patti Tussey, Chief Human Resources Officer for Pendergast Elementary School District|
|1:45 pm||Rural Schools in Arizona||Wes Browfield, Executive Director, Arizona Rural Schools Association; Sean Rickert, Superintendent, Pima Unified School District;
Melissa Sadorf, Superintendent, Stanfield Elementary School District; Robert Dooley, Superintendent, Ajo Unified School District;
Moderator-Tracey Benson, Associate Executive Director, ASBA
|2:30 pm||Break and Networking|
|2:45 pm||What's Happening with Special Education Funding||Anabel Aportela, Director of Research, ASBA/AASBO;
Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Relations, AASBO
|3:15 pm||Closing Remarks||Mark Barnes, Legislative Consultant, ASA|