ASBA Connect 10.2.19

School districts can continue to count on Prop. 123 funds


On Monday, September 30, U.S. District Court Judge Neil Wake ruled in a declaratory judgment that the State of Arizona violated the state’s Enabling Act by not getting prior approval from Congress for the increased disbursements from the permanent fund (State Land Trust proceeds) to fund the inflation funding approved in Proposition 123, which was passed by the voters in May 2016 and which settled the lawsuit of Cave Creek USD, v. Ducey.  We want our members to know the following.....


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ASBA forms a Rural Alliance, a commitment to rural and remote districts


Did you know more than half of all Arizona school districts are in rural or remote areas of the state? ASBA has formed a Rural Alliance to better understand and identify unique challenges these districts face. The purpose of the Rural Alliance will be to strategically enhance the work of ASBA and its member boards in cultivating excellence in locally governed rural and remote school districts, with a focus on......

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2019 Proposed ASBA Bylaw Change | Online Voting Opens


Last week, ASBA mailed a memo with proposed changes to ASBA bylaw dated September 24, 2019. We encourage all boards to discuss and put consideration of these changes on your board's agenda at your regularly scheduled board meeting during this timeframe. The password to submit your vote is included in the member email sent to all members on September 30, 2019.


Electronic voting is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.


All ASBA district member boards are strongly encouraged to.....

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ASBA's Inspiring Youth Contest – enter to win now! CLICK BELOW
GCU & ASBA present...Making Ties: Handling School Trauma Webinar Series
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Did you miss webinar on Foster Youth? View it here
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Updates from the State Board of Education and congrats to Ann O’Brien, ASBA Treasurer
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Register Today! Deadline to register is Nov. 2, 2019


Find your voice and advocate for issues that will impact our K-12 school districts during the 2020 Legislative Session.

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



ASBA-ASA Annual Conference - Registration opens Oct. 7, 2019


ASBA/ASA 62nd Annual Conference, Dec. 17-19, 2019

Download the full postcard here. Come early and attend our Pre-Conference on "Supporting the Whole Child," learn more about our AMAZING keynote speakers, 24 breakout sessions, annual awards program, Corn Hole Tournament PLUS more!

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Five issues rural schools face and some solutions
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Possible changes ahead in what happens when a teacher leaves mid-year
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Why schools are ransomware targets
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