Policy Development and Government Relations

Welcome to the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Policy Development and Government Relations Office!

Mission:

To serve Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State’s education community, ensuring every student has access to an excellent education.

Description:

The ADE Policy Development & Government Relations Office is focused on representing the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department to all levels of local, state, and federal government. Policy Development and Government Relations keeps policymakers informed of the Department’s perspective on issues affecting K-12 education, while keeping internal colleagues informed of what changes are necessary to comply with state or federal policy changes. Policy Development and Government Relations also develops and disseminates guidance and technical assistance to the Department’s external customers as necessary.

Please feel free to provide any input to [email protected].

Staff:

  • Callie Kozlak, Associate Superintendent of Policy & Government Relations
  • Courtney Acosta, Executive Assistant and Policy Coordinator
  • Aaron Wonders, Deputy Director of Government Relations
  • Jon Alanis, Policy Analyst

Legislative Session Summaries & Implementation Plans

The ADE Policy Development and Government Relations Team has compiled documents outlining legislation impacting the Arizona Department of Education from previous legislative sessions. You can view these documents below:

Budget Information for ADE

ADE is required to post budget schedules, statements and explanatory information for our agency’s operating budget requests. You can access these documents below.