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SUBMISSION OF PROPOSED ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE 2025 POLITICAL AGENDA  

Consideration for the 2025 Political Agenda

It is time once again to begin the process of developing the ASBA Political Agenda for the 2025 legislative session. Though we are still in the process of completing the 2024 session, in order to meet the timeline to develop next year’s agenda, we must start planning for next year. It is our pleasure as your GR staff to facilitate this important process and we look forward to hearing your proposals.   

As you know, your input to the Legislative Committee is critical. We ask that you take a moment to review the current 2024 ASBA Political Agenda and reaffirm your top five priorities. Furthermore, you may submit additional priorities you would like the Legislative Committee to consider. Click here to submit the form online. Once submitted, these proposals will be compiled by staff and provided to the ASBA Legislative Committee for consideration. The Committee will then create a draft document that will be circulated to all governing boards and superintendents. This draft agenda will be the basis for discussion and final approval at the official Delegate Assembly on Saturday, September 7th. The timeline is as follows: 

  • Monday, June 10th– Proposed Items Due 
  • Friday, June 14th– Legislative Committee meets 
  • Week of June 24th–Legislative Committee recommendations sent to all governing board members and superintendents 
  • August 2024—Members reminded to review draft agenda and select delegates 
  • Saturday, September 7th– Delegate Assembly (Saturday morning following the Law Conference) 

As a reminder, you should schedule this item on an upcoming Board agenda for discussion. Please remember, only one submission per District and it must reflect the collective will of the Board. These proposals are due by the close of business on Monday, June 10, 2024. 

This document is a policy document. It is referred to as the “political agenda” within the ASBA bylaws, however you will note that the content is 100% focused on education policy issues within Arizona, and is used by the association to pursue public policy goals that support district schools across the state. The 2024 Delegate Assembly will determine the positions of the Arizona School Boards Association for any future Special Sessions of the current legislature and for the First Regular Session of the Fifty-Seventh Arizona Legislature. In addition to submitting proposals, your board can help craft ASBA’s advocacy stances by registering your district’s delegate.  Your delegate will represent your district at the Delegate Assembly, a critical meeting where the views of your district can be represented and discussed. The Delegate Assembly will be held on Saturday, September 9th at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. Delegate registration will open on the same date as registration for the ASBA Law Conference 

Thank you for your active participation in ASBA. If you have any questions, please call Chris Kotterman, ASBA Director of Governmental Relations directly at 602-254-1100 or 800-238-4701. You can also reach him by email at ckotterman@azsba.org. He is happy to answer any questions you may have. Once again, all proposals are due by June 10, 2024. 

Model Agenda Items 

Discussion and Submission of Priorities 

Discussion and possible action to submit policy priorities for inclusion in the Arizona School Boards Association 2025 political agenda 

  • Governing Board to review and discuss the 2024 political agenda of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA). The Board may consider action to submit proposals for update and/or amendment to the association for consideration. 

Appointment of Delegate (may be consent if desired, may be appointed any meeting prior to delegate assembly) 

Consideration and possible action to appoint a delegate to serve at the Arizona School Boards Association Delegate Assembly 

  • Consideration and possible action to appoint [NAME] to represent [DISTRICT NAME] as the district delegate to the Arizona School Boards Association delegate assembly to be held on September 7, 2024.