HB 2862 repealed A.R.S. § 15-861, which authorized schools to operate on a 4-day week after two public governing board hearings. Schools that previously approved and intend to operate on a 4-day week in FY 2022 without any other changes to the instructional model may provide the Department with a governing board-approved statement indicating that the governing board previously held two public meetings to adopt the 4-day week and plans to use a 4-day week as an instructional model going forward. The statement should be uploaded through Help Desk using the Account Analyst Support Request template (please select subcategory “Other”).
However, if additional changes are made to the instructional model pursuant to HB 2862, including utilizing remote learning, mastery-based learning or project-based learning, the governing board must hold two public hearings on the new model. More information about this will be released in upcoming guidance.