The Arizona Department of Education[ADE] has issued guidance on HB 2862 that was amended by the state K-12 education budget. This legislation provides school districts and charters with significant increased flexibility on how to determine how student instructional hours for state funding are calculated, including remote courses , project-based learning, mastery-based learning, weekend courses, or evening courses. This is a significant change in how instructional hours for state funding are calculated. School districts and charters will need to adopt an Instructional Time Model[ITM] to determine how instructional hours will be provided. ADE has provided initial guidance on HB 2862 for the 2021-2022 school year. See the guidance that was issued by ADE today  HB 2862 FINAL Guidance (7-12).pdf (azed.gov).

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