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April 23rd, 2015

Charter Small School Weight FY16 Statement of Assurance

In connection with A.R.S. § 15-185 (B) (1) (b), the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is collecting the following information from all charter holders to determine the correct application of the small school weights for each charter. Therefore, each charter holder must complete and submit this Statement of Assurance regarding its organizational structure before [June [Read more…]

August 12th, 2014

Statute Change Requests

Once you submit this form, you will receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive a confirmation or if you have any questions, please email [email protected]

April 2nd, 2013

ADE Model Directory Information Release Form

Schools and school districts are required, pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes section 15-142, to release pupil directory information by October 31 each year. The statute also requires ADE to develop a model form to assist districts and charters in complying with this requirement. A link to the form and associated memo is below, in both [Read more…]

February 15th, 2013

ADE Bill Tracking Report 2-15-13

ADE’s government relations bill tracking report for 2-15-13 is attached. The Senate education agenda for Thursday, 2/21/13 includes the remainder of ADE’s agency-sponsored legislation, SB1445, 1446, and 1447. ADE offices will be closed for President’s Day weekend, but ADE staff will be present at the House education committee on Monday. ADE Bill Tracking 2-15-13

January 25th, 2013

ADE Bill Tracking Report 1-25-13

ADE is tracking the following bills in the attached document which are currently moving through the Arizona Legislature. This list will be updated weekly on Friday afternoons throughout the Legislative Session. ADE bill Tracking 1-25-13

November 7th, 2012

Directive Regarding ELL OCR Agreement

Under a resolution agreement reached with the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the ADE has agreed to certain conditions regarding the identification of English Language Learners. While most of these conditions regard the development of the new version of the Arizona English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA), there are several actions required of school districts [Read more…]

November 7th, 2012

Charter School Teacher and Principal Evaluation Memo

In response to some confusion generated by the recent passage of HB2823 (Laws 2012, Ch. 259) by the Arizona Legislature, the Arizona Department of Education has developed a Memo and a Chart to help charter operators better understand their responsibilities with regard to teacher/principal evaluation. These documents are provided as a service to our charter school customers, but [Read more…]

September 29th, 2012

Updated Arizona Residency Documentation Guidelines

In response to feedback received from local education agencies (LEAs) around the state, the department has made several adjustments to the residency documentation form required by ARS 15-802(B). The residency guideline and model form in English can be found here. The model form in Spanish can be found here.