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 English and Spanish. Please feel free to contact ADE policy staff as indicated in the document with any questions, or email policyinbox@azed.gov

Directory Info Memo and Model Release Form FINAL

Directory Info Model Release Form FINAL Spanish

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 operators should consult their own legal counsel if specific legal concerns arise. For more information and resources on HB2823 and teacher/principal evaluation, visit ADE’s Teacher-Principal evaluation page.

Teacher-Principal Evaluation Charter School Memo

HB2823 District and Charter Distinction Chart

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.