Yearly Archives: 2018

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Pressing Legal Matters for School Leaders December 2018

Arizona School Leaders, 1.4% of US K-12 Students are undocumented (potentially more in AZ) and you face many legal issues concerning the rights of these students. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) published a brief article summarizing these issues and clarifying the various laws.  You can read this article by clicking here. Mark Joraanstad, Ed. D. Executive [...]

Fully Funded Vision Grant for School Districts

District Leaders, This is an opportunity for a fully grant-funded gift for your school district. Yes, it is true.  There is no sales pitch to follow. UnitedHealthcare’s press release announced a grant to VisionQuest 20/20 to expand access to modernized vision screenings (using EyeSpy 20/20) for children in Arizona. Click Grant to read the press release. In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, VisionQuest 20/20 [...]

AZALAS Congratulates Annual Conference Recognized Individuals

AZALAS would like to congratulate the following individuals for their recognition and reception at this year's annual conference! Photos and highlights will be posted soon.   Mr. Herman Moya, Retired Superintendent, Founding Committee Member Dr. Stan Paz, Retired Superintendent,  Founding Committee member Sergio Arredondo, Jr. Tolleson Union High School District, Student Art Contest Winner Mr. [...]

Where Do Your Candidates Stand on Funding for Public Schools?

  Did you know that more than $800 million in annual funding is still missing from our schools since the recession, due to budget cuts in full-day Kindergarten, building repair and maintenance, career and technical education, and general classroom support? This lack of funding leaves children behind and contributes to our ongoing teacher shortage. In [...]

Video: Bioscience Program at Sunnyside High School Prepares Students for Future Careers PLUS The Latest State and National Headlines

FEATURED STORY Bioscience program at Sunnyside High School prepares students for future careers (+ Video) When students put on their lab coats and take part in the bioscience program at Tucson’s Sunnyside High School, they learn what they need to succeed in the workplace and college by doing lab work with partners like Native Seeds/SEARCH, [...]

ASBA: I.R.S. Seeks Comment on Draft Tax Credit Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service has published draft regulations that would limit the amount a person can deduct on their federal income taxes for a charitable donation (including a school tuition organization donations and public school extracurricular donations) based on the amount of state or local tax credit the person receives. The proposed rule would state [...]