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2019 Legislative Workshop

November 15, 2019 @ 8:25 am - 3:30 pm

2019 Legislative Workshop

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

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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.

These pages are password protected and you will receive the password in an email and at the conference.
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2019 Legislative Workshop Agenda

8:30 amWelcome, Pledge of Allegiance and Conference OverviewDr. Timothy Ogle, Executive Director, ASBA
8:35 amFriends of ASBA Breakfast Panel: Bonds, Overrides, and Political Outlook for 2020Paul Bentz, Sr. Vice President of Research and Strategy, High Ground;
Natalie Orne, Vice President, CORE Construction, Inc.;
Vispi Karanjia, Partner, Orcutt | Winslow
9:05 amState Budget UpdateMatt Gress, Director, Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting
9:35 amTeacher Compensation Issues for FY2021Ken 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 amBreak and Networking
10:15 amABOR UpdateJohn Arnold, Executive Director, ABOR
10:30 amEducation Funding Beyond 2021Joe 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 amLegislative Panel moderated by Katie CampbellMembers of the Senate and House Education committees
12:05 pmLunch and Networking
1:00 pmIt'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 pmRural Schools in ArizonaWes 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 pmBreak and Networking
2:45 pmWhat's Happening with Special Education FundingAnabel Aportela, Director of Research, ASBA/AASBO;
Chuck Essigs, Director of Governmental Relations, AASBO
3:15 pmClosing RemarksMark Barnes, Legislative Consultant, ASA
3:30 pmAdjourn


November 15, 2019
8:25 am - 3:30 pm
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa
200 N Centennial Way
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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