Arizona School Boards Association

Aug 24, 2023

Attorney claims firing from school board association retaliation

The Arizona School Board Association fired their general counsel after the former president claimed members failed to vet new executive director Devin Del Palacio during the hiring process and refused to look at an external investigation finding misrepresentations on his resume. 

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Mar 16, 2023

Oppose HB2800, find real solutions to teacher pay

Please join us in urging our colleagues to vote NO on HB2800, and instead work together for bipartisan solutions with the governor and those of us listening to teachers and other education experts. 

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Mar 9, 2023

Senators give early approval to directing department to list banned books

State senators gave preliminary approval Thursday to a measure directing the Department of Education to come up with a list of books that are banned in public schools.

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Sep 9, 2022

Here’s what you should know about ESAs

Arizona is again grappling with the issue of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts and whether voters should decide for themselves if taxpayer money can fund private and home schools for all K-12 students.  

Jun 15, 2022

GOP lawmakers push bill to fund private school costs

In the waning weeks of the 2022 session, Republican lawmakers are trying to make every Arizona student eligible for funding to help pay for private school tuition and tying the expansion to a $400 million increase in education funding. 

Feb 17, 2022

ASBA pulls out of national school boards association

The Arizona School Boards Association is leaving the National School Boards Association, ASBA Executive Director Sheila Harrison-Williams wrote Wednesday in a letter to NSBA Executive Director John Heim.  “While we continue to believe that there is value in a national association of school boards, our primary obligation is to advocate for Arizona’s students to have […]

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Dec 2, 2021

Bill proposes partisan school board races

A new bill would put school board elections on partisan ballots, forcing board candidates to declare a party affiliation. 

Nov 12, 2021

Ruling could lead to longer sessions

Some Arizona lawmakers say a court ruling that will limit adding policy provisions to budget bills could make for a very different session next year, and possibly a longer one. 

Oct 22, 2021

School board group’s copyrights in crosshairs

ASBA compared its policy services to a Microsoft Word subscription and said that its model policies are its intellectual property.

Oct 14, 2021

Conservatives launch school board alternative

A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. 

Sep 21, 2021

Pratt – elder statesman of Legislature – dies

Rep. Frank Pratt died on Tuesday. 

Aug 13, 2021

Judge to rule on attempt to end mask mandates in schools

A teacher and a school district want a judge to decide whether a new law that bans school districts from requiring face masks takes effect now or later.