To aggressively set policies that foster excellence in public education.
The State Board of Education is created by the Arizona Constitution and charged with the responsibility of regulating the conduct of the public school system. The Board is composed of the following eleven members: the superintendent of public instruction, the president of a state university or state college, four lay members, a president or chancellor of a community college district, a person who is an owner or administrator of a charter school, a superintendent of a high school district, a classroom teacher and a county school superintendent. Each member, other than the superintendent of public instruction, is appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. Members are appointed to a term of four years.
In addition to its general regulatory responsibilities, Arizona law charges the Board with numerous other duties. The primary powers and duties of the Board are articulated in A.R.S. § 15-203.
For the purposes of federal law, the State Board of Education also serves as the State Board for Vocational and Technological Education.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS: Per A.R.S. §38-431.02, all notices of the meetings for the Arizona State Board of Education and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted on this website. Notices will also be posted in the 1st floor lobby of the Department of Education, 1535 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85007, which is open to the public between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda.