Session:

Arizona Revised Statutes

Chapter 1
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec: 15-101-15-191
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-102
  • Parental involvement in the school; definition
  • 15-103
  • School districts; financial mismanagement; intervention; definitions
  • 15-104
  • Mental health screening; consent; form; exemption
  • 15-105
  • Use of restraint and seclusion techniques; requirements; definitions
  • 15-106
  • Identity verified fingerprints
  • 15-107
  • School district overexpenditures; fiscal crisis teams; quarterly progress reports; fiscal management report; annual report; actions resulting from overexpenditures; professional development; definition
  • 15-108
  • Medical marijuana; school campuses; prohibition; definition
  • 15-109
  • Biometric information; prohibition; definition
  • 15-110
  • Rights of students at public educational institutions; limitations; definition
  • 15-112
  • Prohibited courses and classes; enforcement
  • 15-113
  • Rights of parents; public educational institutions; definitions
  • 15-114
  • Display of school, charter school and school district achievements, classifications or rankings; expiration; definition
  • 15-115
  • Preference for childbirth and adoption; allowable presentations
  • 15-115.01
  • Public educational institution facility; prohibition; definitions
  • 15-116
  • Public schools; fees; waiver; prohibition
  • 15-117
  • Surveys; pupil information; parental permission and informed consent; exceptions; penalties; definitions
  • 15-118
  • Recess; requirements; exceptions; definition
  • 15-119
  • Vacant and partially used buildings; list; sale or lease; equipment; definitions
  • 15-120
  • Suicide prevention training; approved materials; posting; immunity; spending classification
  • 15-120.01
  • Public schools; child care services; reduced fees
  • 15-120.02
  • Interscholastic and intramural athletics; designation of teams; biological sex; cause of action; definition
  • 15-120.03
  • Sexually explicit materials; prohibition; exemptions; definition
Article 2Employee Annuity and Deferred Compensation Plans
  • 15-121
  • School employees; participation in federal retirement plans and deferred compensation plans; prohibition against use of public monies; exceptions
Article 3Teacher Exchange
  • 15-131
  • Exchange teacher agreements
  • 15-132
  • Certification of exchange teachers and professors
  • 15-133
  • Certification required; employment
  • 15-134
  • Payment of salaries of exchange teachers
  • 15-135
  • Deductions for retirement; preservation of rights
Article 4Educational Records
  • 15-141
  • Educational records; injunction; special action
  • 15-142
  • Access to directory information relating to pupils and to school property; violation
  • 15-143
  • Educational records; rights of parents
Article 5Safety Requirements
  • 15-151
  • Eye protective devices; definition
  • 15-152
  • Pest management at schools; notice
  • 15-153
  • Crime reporting; policies and procedures; notification; discipline
  • 15-154
  • School safety program; purpose; program proposals; requirements; annual report; definitions
  • 15-154.01
  • Character education matching grant program
  • 15-155
  • School safety program; funding
  • 15-156
  • Liquid roofing systems; violation; classification; definition
  • 15-157
  • Emergency administration of epinephrine auto-injectors by trained personnel; immunity
  • 15-158
  • Emergency administration of inhalers by trained personnel; immunity; definitions
  • 15-159
  • Use of sunscreen in schools
  • 15-160
  • Student identification cards; suicide prevention; contact information required
  • 15-160.01
  • Child abuse hotline; required posting
  • 15-160.02
  • Seizure management and treatment plans; requirements; immunity; online instruction; rules
Article 6State Prohibitions
  • 15-161
  • State control over private schools
Article 8Charter Schools
  • 15-181
  • Charter schools; purpose; scope
  • 15-182
  • State board for charter schools; membership; terms; compensation; duties
  • 15-183
  • Charter schools; application; requirements; immunity; exemptions; renewal of application; reprisal; fee; funds; annual reports
  • 15-183.01
  • New charter application processing fund
  • 15-184
  • Charter schools; admissions requirements; parental classroom visits
  • 15-185
  • Charter schools; financing; civil penalties; transportation; definition
  • 15-185.01
  • Charter school pupils attending career technical education districts; average daily membership calculation
  • 15-186
  • Pupil disciplinary procedures; notification
  • 15-187
  • Charter schools; teachers; employment benefits
  • 15-187.01
  • Optional inclusion of charter school employees in state health and accident coverage; payment of premiums; advance notice; minimum period of participation; definition
  • 15-188
  • Charter schools stimulus fund
  • 15-189
  • Charter schools; total compensation statement
  • 15-189.01
  • Charter schools; zoning; development fees
  • 15-189.02
  • Charter schools; public bidding requirements
  • 15-189.04
  • Policies and procedures for the emergency administration of epinephrine and inhalers
  • 15-189.05
  • Charter school budgets; posting of teacher salary information; annual report
  • 15-189.06
  • Charter schools; teacher performance evaluation systems; principal evaluation policies
  • 15-189.07
  • Library collection; parental access; public review; exemption
Article 9Family Literacy Program
Chapter 2
STATE GOVERNANCE OF SCHOOLS
Sec: 15-201-15-272
Article 1State Board of Education
  • 15-201
  • State board of education; members; appointment; terms
  • 15-202
  • Meetings; majority required for validation; travel expenses; immunity
  • 15-203
  • Powers and duties; definition
  • 15-204
  • Acceptance of gifts and grants; gifts and grants fund; use; unexpended monies
  • 15-205
  • Education of Indians in state schools; contracts with department of interior
  • 15-206
  • Federal grants for educational purposes; administration
  • 15-207
  • Apportionment and expenditure of federal grants for educational purposes
  • 15-208
  • Application by school district for apportionment of federal monies; hearing
  • 15-209
  • Disbursement of apportioned federal funds
  • 15-210
  • Unlawful expenditure of federal monies
  • 15-211
  • K-3 reading program; dyslexia specialist; dyslexia training; receipt and use of monies; additional funding; annual report
  • 15-212
  • Expenditure of private funds; exemption
  • 15-213
  • Procurement practices of school districts and charter schools; violations; classification; definitions
  • 15-213.01
  • Procurement practices; guaranteed energy cost savings contracts; definitions
  • 15-213.02
  • Program for school energy and water use efficiency programs; definitions
  • 15-213.03
  • Procurement practices; guaranteed energy production contracts; definitions
  • 15-214
  • Braille literacy; definition
  • 15-215
  • Petition process for regulatory exemptions; annual report
  • 15-217
  • Performance measures; adult education and workforce development programs
  • 15-217.01
  • Continuing high school and workforce training program; service providers; program schools; requirements; reporting; enrollment limits; rules
  • 15-217.02
  • Adult workforce diploma program; fund; program providers; requirements; annual reports; definitions
  • 15-217.03
  • Community college adult education workforce development program; fund; program schools; annual reports
  • 15-218
  • Suicide awareness and prevention training; child abuse and sexual abuse prevention and training; continuing education
  • 15-219
  • Dyslexia and reading impairment screening, intervention, accommodation and technology; continuing education; rules; training
Article 2Department of Education
  • 15-231
  • Department of education
  • 15-231.04
  • Department of education intellectual property fund
  • 15-232
  • Division of adult education; duties
  • 15-233
  • Night schools for teaching English
  • 15-234
  • Appropriations for adult education; eligibility; supplemental fees; definition
  • 15-235
  • Division of special education; director; duties; qualifications; advisory committee; members
  • 15-236
  • Special education programs; program and fiscal audits
  • 15-237
  • Publications; production revolving fund
  • 15-237.01
  • Department of education professional development revolving fund; exemption
  • 15-238
  • Statewide student estimate
  • 15-239
  • School compliance and recognition; accreditation; audits
  • 15-240
  • High-quality teacher professional development program; annual report; definitions
  • 15-241
  • School, charter school and school district accountability; annual achievement profiles; classification; letter grade system; profiles; appeals process; failing schools tutoring fund; definition
  • 15-241.01
  • School accountability; alternative operation plans
  • 15-241.02
  • School improvement plans; solutions teams; withholding of state monies
  • 15-243
  • Golden rule special plate fund
  • 15-244
  • Office of Indian education; definition
  • 15-244.01
  • Tribal college dual enrollment program fund; intergovernmental agreements
  • 15-245
  • Mandatory reporting training; materials
  • 15-246
  • Arizona government education fund
  • 15-247
  • Reporting; school district overexpenditures
  • 15-248
  • Arizona national rankings; annual report
  • 15-249
  • Department of education; education learning and accountability system; reports; reviews
  • 15-249.02
  • Education learning and accountability fund; appropriation; subaccounts
  • 15-249.03
  • Best practice examples of reading intervention and remedial reading strategies; posting
  • 15-249.05
  • Federal monies; state and local monies; separate accounting
  • 15-249.06
  • College credit by examination incentive program; incentive bonuses; report; college credit by examination development fund
  • 15-249.07
  • Broadband expansion fund; requirements; disbursements to certified applicants; reports
  • 15-249.08
  • Results-based funding fund; distributions; requirements; reports
  • 15-249.09
  • Early literacy program fund; report; definitions
  • 15-249.11
  • Rural STEM program fund; definition
  • 15-249.12
  • Computer science professional development program fund; requirements; uses; reports
  • 15-249.13
  • Definition of "rural" for purpose of federal funding eligibility
  • 15-249.14
  • Department of education; kindergarten survey; reading proficiency
  • 15-249.15
  • Arizona industry credentials incentive program; distributions; report; fund
  • 15-249.16
  • Statutory handbook of parental rights; posting
  • 15-249.17
  • Code writers initiative program; grants; annual report
  • 15-249.18
  • Invest in postsecondary success program; vendor; fund; rules
Article 3Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • 15-252
  • Powers and duties; publications; payment of claims for printing
  • 15-253
  • Legal opinions relating to school matters
  • 15-255
  • Annual report; contents; definition
  • 15-256
  • Waivers; federal education flexibility partnership act
  • 15-257
  • Employee evaluation system
  • 15-258
  • State seal of biliteracy program; requirements; diploma
  • 15-259
  • State seal of civics literacy program; requirements; diploma
  • 15-260
  • State seal of personal finance proficiency program; requirements; diploma
  • 15-261
  • State seal of arts proficiency program; requirements; diploma
Article 4Uniform System of Financial Records
  • 15-271
  • Duties of auditor general for uniform financial records system; reporting requirements
  • 15-272
  • Duties of department of education for uniform system of financial records
Chapter 3
LOCAL GOVERNANCE OF SCHOOLS
Sec: 15-301-15-398
Article 1County School Superintendent
  • 15-301
  • Office of county school superintendent; qualifications; travel expenses
  • 15-304
  • Warrants; limitations; definition
  • 15-308
  • Providing educational services of an accommodation school
Article 2Organizational Powers of School District Governing Boards
  • 15-321
  • Organization; election of officers of the board; meetings; execution of warrants; exemption
  • 15-322
  • Organization of the governing board of a consolidated school district
  • 15-323
  • Governing board member; voting eligibility; purchases from board member
  • 15-326
  • Capacity to sue and be sued and to hold and convey property
  • 15-327
  • Advisory meetings of school district electors; notice; procedure; effect
  • 15-328
  • Single administrative program
Article 3Powers and Duties of School District Governing Boards
  • 15-341
  • General powers and duties; immunity; delegation
  • 15-341.01
  • One hundred eighty day school year; definition
  • 15-342.01
  • School districts; roof inspection protocol
  • 15-342.04
  • Sale or lease of vacant and partially used school buildings
  • 15-342.05
  • Face coverings; vaccines; requirement prohibition
  • 15-343
  • Employment of professional help
  • 15-344
  • Administration of prescription, patent or proprietary medications by employees; civil immunity; definition
  • 15-344.01
  • Diabetes management; policies and procedures; civil immunity
  • 15-345
  • Chemical abuse prevention policies and procedures
  • 15-346
  • Policies and procedures concerning pupils with chronic health problems; definition
  • 15-347
  • Extracurricular activities; cultural tradition
  • 15-348
  • Dress code policies; traditional tribal regalia; objects of cultural significance; graduation ceremonies; definitions
  • 15-350
  • Investigation of immoral or unprofessional conduct; confidentiality; definition
Article 3.1Decentralization Process
  • 15-351
  • School councils; duties; membership
  • 15-354
  • Principals; supplies and materials purchases
Article 4Establishment of Special Services
  • 15-361
  • Establishment of evening and night schools; admission of students; tuition
  • 15-362
  • Libraries; powers and duties; authority to contract
  • 15-363
  • School recreation centers; authority to contract with public recreation boards and agencies
  • 15-364
  • Agreements and expenditure of public monies for recreational facilities on school properties; use of proceeds of bond issues
  • 15-365
  • Service programs operated through the office of a county school superintendent; reports; definitions
Article 5Provisions for Insurance Coverage
  • 15-381
  • Liabilities of the governing board; payment of liabilities; immunity
  • 15-382
  • Authorization to self-insure; pooling agreements; joint agreements; trustees; liability coverage and pool requirements; definition
  • 15-383
  • Insurance on school bus and other vehicle operators; authority of the governing board to purchase
  • 15-384
  • Authorization for insurance coverage for students
  • 15-385
  • Premiums of a bond or insurance for accommodation schools or federally owned buildings on Indian reservation
  • 15-387
  • Procurement of insurance; eligibility of governing board members, former board members and surviving spouse and dependents; deposit of monies
  • 15-388
  • Optional inclusion of school district employees in state health and accident coverage; payment of premiums; advance notice; minimum period of participation; definition
Article 6Career Technical Education Districts
  • 15-392
  • Formation of career technical education districts
  • 15-393
  • Career technical education district governing board; report; definitions
  • 15-393.01
  • Career technical education districts; annual report; performance and accountability
  • 15-394
  • Preservation of years of employment
  • 15-395
  • Enlarging career technical education districts
  • 15-395.01
  • Reducing the size of career technical education districts
  • 15-396
  • Dissolution of career technical education districts
  • 15-397
  • Effect of unification or consolidation of participating school districts
  • 15-398
  • Career technical education districts; associate degrees; requirements; reports; definitions
Chapter 4
SCHOOL ELECTIONS
Sec: 15-401-15-493
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-401
  • Qualifications of school electors; school district registers; challenge; tally lists
  • 15-403
  • Elections; notice; bond election procedure; qualifications of voters; closing of registrations; election precincts; polling places
  • 15-404
  • Election officers; compensation
  • 15-405
  • Opening and closing of polls
  • 15-407
  • School district ballot option
Article 2School District Governing Board Elections
  • 15-421
  • Governing board; members; qualifications; statement; definitions
  • 15-422
  • Nominating petitions; ballots
  • 15-423
  • School district precinct registers; date of preparation; contents; copies
  • 15-424
  • Election of governing board members; terms; reduction of membership; statement of contributions and expenditures
  • 15-425
  • Election to determine whether membership of governing board shall increase to five members; form of ballot; reconsideration procedure if negative vote; appointment or election of new members
  • 15-425.01
  • Election; reduction of governing board to three members; ballot; requirements; reconsideration
  • 15-426
  • Tally and canvass of votes; certificate of election; oath of office
  • 15-427
  • Governing board of a union high school district; qualifications; terms
  • 15-428
  • Election of governing board members of a union high school district
  • 15-429
  • Election of governing board members of a joint common school district
  • 15-430
  • Governing board members of newly consolidated district; election of members
  • 15-431
  • Alternative election procedure of governing board members
Article 3School District Boundary Provisions and Elections
  • 15-441
  • School districts; designation
  • 15-442
  • Record of school district boundaries; limitation on change; notice to governing board
  • 15-443
  • Formation of new common school district
  • 15-444
  • Formation of union high school district; petition for establishment; election; notice
  • 15-444.01
  • Common school districts within a high school district; proposed expansion or reduction; notification
  • 15-445
  • Residents of unorganized territory; school district elections
  • 15-447
  • Offer of instruction in high school subjects by common school districts; limitations
  • 15-447.01
  • Common school districts; offer of instruction in grade nine
  • 15-448
  • Formation of unified school district; board membership; budget
  • 15-449
  • Formation of unified school district by common school district; petition for establishment; election; notice
  • 15-450
  • Formation of a new joint unified school district; petition; report; election; notice; ballots; canvass of votes; appointment of governing board
  • 15-451
  • Appointment of governing board for joint unified school districts
  • 15-453
  • Authority to form joint common school districts; applicability of laws governing other school districts
  • 15-454
  • Authority to form joint unified or joint high school districts; applicability of other laws governing other school districts
  • 15-455
  • Formation of joint common school district; petition; election; notice; canvass
  • 15-456
  • Jurisdiction of county board of supervisors and county school superintendent over joint common school district
  • 15-457
  • Formation of new joint common school district by subdivision of existing school district; effect on bonded indebtedness; transfer of property
  • 15-458
  • Formation of new district or districts by subdivision of existing district; division of assets
  • 15-459
  • Consolidation of districts; petition; election; notice; report; ballots; canvass of votes; governing board
  • 15-460
  • Change of school district boundaries
  • 15-461
  • Transporting school districts; joining existing school districts; dissolution
  • 15-463
  • Annexation of military reservation to high school district or union high school district; procedure; notice; hearing
  • 15-464
  • Withdrawal of military reservation from school district; petition; hearing
  • 15-465
  • Accommodation school; establishment on military reservation; expenses; abandonment
  • 15-465.01
  • Accommodation school; military reservation; governing board
  • 15-466
  • Transfer of accommodation schools
  • 15-467
  • Change of union high school district to high school district
  • 15-469
  • Lapsing of common school district; conditions; procedure; disposition of property and monies
Article 4School District Budget Override Elections
  • 15-481
  • Override election; budget increases; informational pamphlet; notice; ballot; effect
  • 15-482
  • Special five per cent override for programs of pupils in kindergarten programs and grades one through twelve
Article 5Bond Elections
  • 15-491
  • Elections on school property; exceptions
  • 15-493
  • Canvass of votes; certification of result
Chapter 5
SCHOOL EMPLOYEES
Sec: 15-501-15-554
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-501.01
  • Requirements for teachers; teaching certificates; rules; reciprocity; placement; posting
  • 15-502
  • Employment of school district personnel; payment of wages of discharged employee
  • 15-503
  • Superintendents, principals, head teachers and school psychologists; term of employment; evaluation; contract delivery; nonretention notice
  • 15-504
  • Contract days for professional association activities; prohibition
  • 15-505
  • Discipline; educator information system; personnel list; definitions
  • 15-506
  • Flag, Constitution and Bill of Rights display; recitation of pledge of allegiance; moment of silence; exemption
  • 15-507
  • Abuse of teacher or school employee in school; classification
  • 15-508
  • Dismissal for failure to comply with certain laws
  • 15-510
  • Authorization of leaves of absence; application; preservation of rights
  • 15-511
  • Use of school district or charter school resources or employees to influence elections; prohibition; civil penalty; definitions
  • 15-512
  • Noncertificated personnel; fingerprinting personnel; background investigations; affidavit; civil immunity; violation; classification; definition
  • 15-513
  • Transportation employees; chemical abuse education; drug tests; costs; termination from employment; appeal; definition
  • 15-514
  • Immoral or unprofessional conduct; duty to report; immunity; definition
  • 15-515
  • Duty to report violations occurring on school premises
Article 3Certification and Employment of School Employees
  • 15-531.01
  • Certification expiration; military service; one year extension
  • 15-532
  • Examination on state and United States constitutions; reciprocity requirement; exemption; intergovernmental agreement or contract for administration and evaluation
  • 15-533
  • Proficiency examination; examination reciprocity
  • 15-534
  • Fingerprinting; review and disciplinary action; violation; classification
  • 15-534.01
  • Withdrawal of applications for administrative deficiencies; denial of applications for substantive deficiencies; certification time frames
  • 15-534.02
  • Restrictions on applications for certification after the surrender, revocation or denial of certificate; definition
  • 15-534.03
  • Service of documents; change of address notice requirement
  • 15-535
  • Sectarian instruction prohibited
  • 15-536
  • Offer of contract to probationary teacher; acceptance; notice to teacher of intention not to reemploy; definition
  • 15-537
  • Performance of certificated teachers; evaluation system; alternative performance evaluation cycle; confidentiality
  • 15-537.01
  • Posting of best practices for teacher and principal evaluation systems
  • 15-538
  • Preliminary notice of inadequacy of classroom performance; performance improvement plan; adoption of definition
  • 15-538.01
  • Offer of contract to continuing teacher; definition
  • 15-538.02
  • Teachers with short-term certificates; dismissal; notice
  • 15-539
  • Dismissal of certificated teacher; due process; written charges; notice; hearing on request
  • 15-540
  • Suspension prior to dismissal of a certificated teacher; written charges; salary
  • 15-542
  • Hearing costs; counsel; limitations on evidence; reinstatement
  • 15-543
  • Appeal from decision of board
  • 15-544
  • Limitations on reduction of salaries or personnel
  • 15-545
  • Resignation restrictions; unprofessional act; penalty
  • 15-546
  • Rights in employment not vested
  • 15-547
  • Preservation of years of employment
  • 15-549
  • Compulsory leaves of absence for criminal charges; continued salary
  • 15-550
  • Unprofessional conduct; penalty; definition
  • 15-551
  • Confidentiality of pupil's name; disciplinary hearing; civil penalty
  • 15-552
  • Alternative teacher development program; report
  • 15-553
  • School districts and charter schools; classroom-based preparation program providers; teacher certification; rules
  • 15-554
  • School districts and charter schools; locally based school leadership preparation program providers; certification; rules
Chapter 7
INSTRUCTION
Sec: 15-701-15-798
Article 1Curriculum
  • 15-701
  • Common school; promotions; requirements; certificate; supervision of eighth grades by superintendent of high school district; high school admissions; academic credit; definition
  • 15-701.01
  • High schools; graduation; requirements; community college or university courses; transfer from other schools; academic credit; report
  • 15-701.02
  • Instruction on the Holocaust and other genocides
  • 15-701.03
  • Health education instruction; mental health instruction
  • 15-702
  • High school equivalency diploma; fees; rules
  • 15-703
  • Kindergarten programs and special departments; special teachers
  • 15-704
  • Reading proficiency; dyslexia screening plan; parental notification; definitions
  • 15-705
  • Extracurricular activities; requirements
  • 15-706
  • Instruction in environmental education; definition
  • 15-707
  • College and career readiness program for at-risk students; requirements; annual report; definition
  • 15-708
  • Common school pupils; mathematics proficiency; parental notification
  • 15-710
  • Instruction in state and federal constitutions, American institutions and history of Arizona
  • 15-710.01
  • Sandra Day O'Connor civics celebration day; civics instruction requirement
  • 15-710.02
  • 9/11 education day; instruction requirement; policies or rules
  • 15-711
  • Sex education instruction; minimum grade; parental review of curricula; sexual conduct with a minor; review and approval of course of study; public hearings and input
  • 15-711.01
  • Instruction; child assault awareness; abuse prevention
  • 15-712
  • Instruction on alcohol, tobacco, narcotic drugs, marijuana, date rape drugs and other dangerous drugs; chemical abuse prevention programs; definitions
  • 15-712.01
  • Instruction on dating abuse; definitions
  • 15-713
  • Training in use of bows or firearms; instruction materials; certification of instructors; cooperating agencies
  • 15-714
  • Eligibility for training in use of bows or firearms
  • 15-715
  • Special academic assistance to pupils in kindergarten programs and grades one through three
  • 15-716
  • Instruction on acquired immune deficiency syndrome; department assistance
  • 15-717
  • American history and heritage
  • 15-717.01
  • Bible influence; elective course; requirements; immunity
  • 15-717.02
  • Prohibited instruction; disciplinary action; legal action; civil penalty
  • 15-718.01
  • Instruction on cardiopulmonary resuscitation; exemptions; definition
  • 15-719
  • Character education program instruction; fund
  • 15-720
  • Noncurriculum related clubs for grades seven and eight; definitions
  • 15-720.02
  • Instruction on personal finance in high schools
Article 2Courses of Study and Textbooks
  • 15-721
  • Common schools; course of study; textbooks; approval; selection; library books and materials; definition
  • 15-722
  • High schools; course of study; textbooks; approval; library books and materials; definition
  • 15-723
  • Furnishing of free textbooks; subject matter materials and supplementary books
  • 15-724
  • Purchase of high school textbooks, subject matter materials and supplementary books; budget; rental
  • 15-726
  • Purchase of textbooks and instructional computer software by schools having four or fewer teachers; welfare institutions
  • 15-727
  • Care and issue of textbooks, subject matter materials, supplementary books and instructional computer software
  • 15-728
  • Purchase of books by pupils or parent
  • 15-729
  • Use of monies received for lost or damaged textbooks, subject matter materials, supplementary books or instructional computer software
  • 15-730
  • Access to instructional material by parents and guardians
Article 2.1Accessibility to Textbooks and Instructional Material
  • 15-732
  • Powers and duties; state board of education; governing boards
Article 3Assessment and Accountability
  • 15-741.02
  • Menu of achievement assessments; requirements; rules; definition
  • 15-741.03
  • Statewide assessment; contracts; JLBC review
  • 15-742
  • Contract for purchase of tests
  • 15-743
  • Test results; annual report; five-year cumulative summary
  • 15-745
  • Homeschooled children; testing; prohibition
  • 15-747
  • School financial transparency; portal; required information; third-party contractor
Article 3.1English Language Education for Children in Public Schools
  • 15-752
  • English language education
  • 15-754
  • Legal standing and parental enforcement
  • 15-755
  • Standardized testing for monitoring education progress
  • 15-756
  • Identification of English language learners
  • 15-756.01
  • State board of education; research-based models of structured English immersion; alternative English instruction models; English language learners; budget requests; definitions
  • 15-756.02
  • School districts and charter schools; English language learner models; adoption, approval and implementation
  • 15-756.03
  • English language learner budget requests; requirements
  • 15-756.04
  • Arizona English language learner fund; local-level funds
  • 15-756.05
  • Reassessment and reclassification of English language learners
  • 15-756.07
  • Office of English language acquisition services; duties; annual report
  • 15-756.08
  • Monitoring; report; corrective action plan
  • 15-756.11
  • Statewide compensatory instruction fund; reporting; definition
  • 15-756.12
  • Auditor general; annual financial report; modification
  • 15-756.13
  • School district and charter schools; responsibility to comply with state and federal law
  • 15-757
  • Contracts with private vendors
Article 4Special Education for Exceptional Children
  • 15-761.01
  • Child with a disability; reclassification
  • 15-762
  • Division of special education
  • 15-763
  • Plan for providing special education; definition
  • 15-763.01
  • Surrogate parent; notification; appointment
  • 15-764
  • Powers and duties of the school district governing board or county school superintendent
  • 15-765
  • Special education in rehabilitation, corrective or other state and county supported institutions, facilities or homes
  • 15-766
  • Evaluation of child for placement in special education program; due process hearing procedures
  • 15-767
  • Annual goals; notification
  • 15-769
  • Appropriation and apportionment; approval of program
  • 15-771
  • Preschool programs for children with disabilities; definition
  • 15-773
  • Transfer of parental rights at age of majority
  • 15-774
  • Extraordinary special education needs fund; claim application; criteria; revisions; policies and procedures; annual report
Article 4.1Gifted Education for Gifted Children
  • 15-779.01
  • Powers and duties of the school district governing board
  • 15-779.02
  • Gifted pupils; scope and sequence; annual financial report
  • 15-779.03
  • Additional assistance for gifted programs
  • 15-779.04
  • Powers and duties of the superintendent of public instruction
Article 5Career and Technical Education and Vocational Education
  • 15-781.02
  • Meetings; majority required for validation; travel expenses; immunity
  • 15-782
  • Career and technical education and vocational education
  • 15-782.01
  • Instructors; specialized teaching certificate; qualifications; rules; definition
  • 15-782.02
  • Career and technical education and vocational education programs; fingerprint clearance card; expanded hours; tuition
  • 15-783
  • Evaluation of career and technical education and vocational education programs
  • 15-784
  • Vocational education; acceptance of congressional acts; appropriation; distribution of federal monies
  • 15-785
  • Career and technical education and vocational education schools; expenses; allocations from federal funds
  • 15-786
  • Acceptance of gifts or grants; fund; unexpended monies
  • 15-787
  • Eligibility; allocation; plan
  • 15-788
  • Exemption from certain requirements; exception
  • 15-789
  • Contracting and cooperative arrangements for career and technical education and vocational education; advisory committee
  • 15-790
  • Primary responsibility of school districts, career technical education districts, community college districts and universities
  • 15-791
  • Arizona agricultural youth organization special plate fund
Article 6Board Examination System
  • 15-792
  • Declaration of purpose and policy
  • 15-792.02
  • Board examination system; private contractor; duties; rules
Article 6.1Competency-Based College-Ready Educational Pathways
  • 15-795
  • Declaration of purpose and policy
  • 15-795.01
  • Competency-based college-ready educational pathways
Article 7Alternative Education Programs and Alternative Schools
  • 15-796
  • Alternative education programs; alternative schools; requirements; funding; definitions
  • 15-797
  • Financial provisions for students in alternative education programs and alternative schools
  • 15-798
  • Governing board responsibility
Chapter 8
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Sec: 15-801-15-881
Article 1School Year and Attendance Requirements
  • 15-802
  • School instruction; exceptions; violations; classification; definitions
  • 15-802.01
  • Homeschooled children; eligibility to participate in interscholastic activities
  • 15-803
  • School attendance; exemptions; definitions
  • 15-804
  • Attendance officer; appointment; salary
  • 15-805
  • Attendance officer; powers and duties
  • 15-806
  • Excuse from school attendance
  • 15-807
  • Absence from school; notification of parent or person having custody of pupil; immunity; excused absence
  • 15-808
  • Arizona online instruction; reports; definitions
Article 1.1Open School Enrollment
  • 15-816.01
  • Open enrollment policies; preference; selection process; transportation; reporting requirements; public awareness effort
Article 2Admission Requirements
  • 15-821
  • Admission of children; required age
  • 15-823
  • Admission; residents of other school districts; nonresidents of this state; tuition
  • 15-823.01
  • Admission of nonresident pupils; active military duty; definitions
  • 15-824
  • Admission of pupils of other school districts; homeless children; tuition charges; definitions
  • 15-824; Version 2
  • Admission of pupils of other school districts; homeless children; tuition charges; definitions
  • 15-825
  • Certificates of educational convenience; issuance; effect on enrollment records; reporting requirements
  • 15-825.01
  • Certificates of educational convenience; pupils attending out-of-state schools
  • 15-825.02
  • Certificates of educational convenience; unorganized territory
  • 15-826
  • Education of children to whom school inaccessible
  • 15-827
  • Presentation of withdrawal form
  • 15-828
  • Birth certificate; school records; exception
  • 15-829
  • Missing child; notification of school; flagging records; definitions
Article 3Suspension and Expulsion of Pupils
  • 15-841
  • Responsibilities of pupils; expulsion; alternative education programs; alternative to suspension programs; placement review committee
  • 15-842
  • Damage to school property; suspension or expulsion of pupil; liability of parent
  • 15-843
  • Pupil disciplinary proceedings; definition
  • 15-844
  • Suspension and expulsion proceedings for children with disabilities
Article 4Part-Time Schools and Year-Round School Year Operation
  • 15-854
  • Year-round school year operation; powers and duties of superintendent of public instruction
  • 15-855
  • School or school district operation on a year-round school year basis; separate budget
Article 5Four Day School Week and Alternative Kindergarten Programs
Article 6School Immunization
  • 15-872
  • Proof of immunization; noncompliance; notice to parents; civil immunity
  • 15-873
  • Exemptions; nonattendance during outbreak
  • 15-874
  • Records; reporting requirements
Article 7Extended School Year for Handicapped Pupils
  • 15-881
  • Extended school year services for pupils with disabilities; eligibility and service structure; definition
Chapter 9
SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGETING AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Sec: 15-901-15-1052
Article 1General Provisions for School District Budgets
  • 15-901.02
  • Voluntary full-day kindergarten instruction; requirements; academic quality
  • 15-901.05
  • Application of school finance changes
  • 15-901.06
  • Dropout recovery programs; written learning plan; requirements; annual report; definitions
  • 15-901.07
  • Concurrent coursework; calculation of average daily membership; definition
  • 15-901.08
  • School year; school month; instructional time models; requirements; funding; definition
  • 15-902.03
  • Procedures for determining average daily membership
  • 15-902.04
  • Optional two hundred days of instruction
  • 15-903
  • Budget format; prohibited expenditures; annual report
  • 15-904
  • School district annual financial report; publication; summary
  • 15-905
  • School district budgets; notice; adoption; aggregate budget limit; summary; adjustments; impact aid fund; definition
  • 15-905.01
  • Truth in taxation; calculation; notice and hearing; vote on tax increase
  • 15-906
  • Procedure for payment of levy fund liabilities payable on June 30; lapsing of levy funds with balance for reduction of taxes
  • 15-907
  • Incurring liabilities in excess of school district budget; petition; approval; procedure for expenditures
  • 15-908
  • Revenue control limit for school district after consolidation
  • 15-909
  • Financial provisions for accommodation schools; definition
  • 15-910
  • School district budgets; excess utility costs; desegregation costs; tuition costs for bond issues; costs for registering warrants; report
  • 15-910; Version 2
  • School district budgets; excess utility costs; desegregation costs; tuition costs for bond issues; costs for registering warrants; report
  • 15-910.01
  • School district budgets; career and technical education and vocational education center expenses
  • 15-911
  • Aggregate expenditure limitation; aggregate expenditures of local revenues; adjustments
  • 15-912
  • Consolidation assistance
  • 15-913
  • Education programs; juvenile detention centers; fund
  • 15-914
  • Financial and compliance audits
  • 15-914.01
  • Accounting responsibility; definition
  • 15-915
  • Correction of state aid or budget limit errors; definition
  • 15-916
  • Expenditure of state grant monies not included in budget
Article 1.1Career Ladder and Other Performance Incentive Programs
  • 15-920
  • Performance pay; budget balance carryforward; definitions
  • 15-920.01
  • Arizona performance based compensation system task force; members; evaluation; reporting
Article 2Pupil Transportation
  • 15-921
  • Duties of superintendent of public instruction
  • 15-922
  • Reporting duties of the school district; definition
  • 15-923
  • Contracts for transportation; requirement; report
  • 15-924
  • In lieu of transportation grants
  • 15-925
  • School transportation; allowable vehicles
Article 3School District Revenue Limitation for Maintenance and Operation
  • 15-941
  • Teacher experience index; computation; definition
  • 15-943.01
  • Maintenance and operation budget balance; definition
  • 15-943.02
  • Base support level for career technical education districts
  • 15-943.04
  • English learner classroom personnel bonus fund; payment of English language classroom personnel bonuses
  • 15-944
  • Base revenue control limit
  • 15-944.01
  • Additional expenditures exempt in whole or in part from revenue control limit
  • 15-945
  • Transportation support level
  • 15-946
  • Transportation revenue control limit
  • 15-947
  • Revenue control limit; district support level; general budget limit; unrestricted total capital budget limit; district additional assistance limit
  • 15-947; Version 2
  • Revenue control limit; district support level; general budget limit; unrestricted total capital budget limit; district additional assistance limit
  • 15-947.01
  • Revenue control limit; general budget limit; total capital budget limit for career technical education districts
  • 15-949
  • Small school districts; exemption from general budget limit; budget revision
  • 15-950
  • Revenue control limits for new school districts
  • 15-951
  • District additional assistance, district support level and student count for a common school district not within a high school district
  • 15-951; Version 2
  • District additional assistance, district support level and student count for a common school district not within a high school district
  • 15-952
  • Additional monies for teacher compensation; definitions
  • 15-953
  • Increases in the base level
  • 15-954
  • Adjustment for tuition loss
Article 4Provisions for Capital Outlay and Capital Levy
  • 15-961
  • District additional assistance; growth rate
  • 15-962.01
  • District additional assistance allocation for career technical education districts
  • 15-963
  • Capital transportation adjustment for small school districts
  • 15-964
  • Federal impact adjustment
  • 15-965
  • Schools; impact aid; teacher housing
Article 5State and Local Assistance to School Districts and Accommodation Schools
  • 15-971
  • Determination of equalization assistance payments from county and state funds for school districts
  • 15-971; Version 2
  • Determination of equalization assistance payments from state funds for school districts
  • 15-972
  • State limitation on homeowner property taxes; additional state aid to school districts; definitions
  • 15-972; Version 2
  • State limitation on homeowner property taxes; additional state aid to school districts; definitions
  • 15-973
  • Apportionment of funds; expenditure limitation
  • 15-974
  • Equalization assistance for education for accommodation schools
  • 15-975
  • Method of determining funds payable to a joint common school district
  • 15-976
  • Assistance for school districts for children whose parents are employed by certain state institutions; expenditure limitation
  • 15-977
  • Classroom site fund; definitions
  • 15-978
  • Classroom site fund budget limit; school district
  • 15-979
  • Instructional improvement fund
  • 15-980
  • Uncollected property tax; property tax loss; supplemental state aid
Article 6County Finance Responsibilities for School Districts
  • 15-991
  • Annual estimate by county school superintendent of monies for ensuing year; review and approval by property tax oversight commission
  • 15-991.01
  • Tax levy for property not located in a school district
  • 15-992
  • School district tax levy; additional tax in districts ineligible for equalization assistance; definition
  • 15-992; Version 2
  • School district tax levy; additional tax in districts ineligible for equalization assistance; definition
  • 15-994
  • State equalization assistance property tax levy
  • 15-995
  • Special district assessment for adjacent ways by school district
  • 15-996
  • Duties of county treasurer relating to school district's monies
  • 15-997
  • Authority of county officers as to funds, taxes and boundaries of joint common school district
  • 15-998
  • Liability of treasurer for failure to keep separate account or give notice; enforcement
  • 15-999
  • Preference of payment of warrants; use of balance of school fund remaining at close of fiscal year
  • 15-1001
  • Special county school reserve fund
  • 15-1002
  • Administration of county school reserve fund; uses
Article 7Bond Issues and Bonded Indebtedness
  • 15-1021
  • Limit on bonded indebtedness; limit on authorization and issuance of bonds; definitions
  • 15-1022
  • Tax levy for bonds; administration and disposition of tax; cancellation of paid bonds; security
  • 15-1023.01
  • Municipal property corporation financing prohibited; definition
  • 15-1024
  • Interest on bonds; sale; disposition of proceeds; definition
  • 15-1025
  • Investment and reinvestment of debt service fund
  • 15-1027
  • Administration of school district debt service funds by county treasurer
  • 15-1028
  • Disposition of surplus tax monies
  • 15-1029
  • Rights of bondholder; additional state tax
  • 15-1030
  • Cancellation of unsold bonds; notice; hearing
  • 15-1031
  • Power to use outstanding bond authorizations of common school districts or high school districts
  • 15-1032
  • Capital facilities; bonded indebtedness liability for unified school districts
  • 15-1033
  • Certification of school district bonds by attorney general
Article 8Student Accountability Information System
  • 15-1041
  • Student accountability information system
  • 15-1042
  • Student level data; timeline for submittal; confidentiality; definition
  • 15-1043
  • Student level data; allowable disclosure; policies
  • 15-1045
  • Education database; pupil privacy
  • 15-1046
  • Student data privacy; definitions
Article 9Federal Monies Received by the Department of Education
  • 15-1051
  • Definition of noncustodial federal monies
  • 15-1052
  • Receipt of federal monies; accounting; report
Chapter 10
SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNDS AND RELATED OPERATIONS
Sec: 15-1101-15-1265
Article 1Revolving Funds; School Plant, Insurance Proceeds, Unemployment Compensation, Civic Center School and Permanent Teacherage Funds
  • 15-1101
  • Revolving funds; purpose and manner of procuring
  • 15-1102
  • Disposition of proceeds from sale or lease of school property; school plant monies; payment of bonded indebtedness; definition
  • 15-1103
  • Insurance proceeds fund; disposition of proceeds
  • 15-1104
  • Unemployment compensation fund
  • 15-1105
  • Lease of school property; immunity; civic center school fund; reversion to school plant fund; definitions
  • 15-1106
  • Permanent teacherage fund; uses; definition
  • 15-1107
  • Litigation recovery fund; disposition of proceeds
Article 2Student Activities and Auxiliary Operations Funds
  • 15-1121
  • Student activities monies defined
  • 15-1122
  • Student activities treasurer; assistant student activities treasurer; administration of student activities monies
  • 15-1123
  • Record of revenues and expenditures
  • 15-1124
  • Student activities revolving fund for expenses
  • 15-1125
  • Auxiliary operations fund defined
  • 15-1126
  • Accounting; deposit; disposition of monies
Article 3Community School Program Fund
  • 15-1142
  • Powers of the governing board
  • 15-1143
  • Community school program fund
Article 4School Lunch Program Fund
  • 15-1151
  • Definition of school meal programs
  • 15-1152
  • School meal programs; nonschool meal programs; powers of state board of education
  • 15-1153
  • Federal funds; acceptance; disbursement
  • 15-1154
  • Operation of school meal programs by governing boards; school meal program fund; revolving fund
  • 15-1155
  • Records, reports, regulations, audits and inspections by state board of education
  • 15-1157
  • Inclusion of expenses in budget of superintendent of public instruction
  • 15-1158
  • Agreements for meals for persons sixty years of age or older
Article 5Arizona Youth Farm Loan Fund
  • 15-1171
  • Trust assets of Arizona rural rehabilitation corporation; transfer to state board of education
  • 15-1172
  • Arizona youth farm loan fund
Article 6Education Voucher Fund for Private Placement
  • 15-1182
  • Special education fund; administration
  • 15-1183
  • Placement; voucher application requirements
  • 15-1184
  • Vouchers; requirements; budgets; prohibited uses
  • 15-1185
  • School district responsibility; integration into a school
Article 7Special Education Voucher Fund for State Institutional Placement
  • 15-1202
  • Special education fund account; administration; expenditure limitation
  • 15-1204
  • Voucher; application; approval; requirements; budgets; prohibited uses; advances
  • 15-1205
  • Voucher; evaluation; placement; definition
Article 8Governing Board Bank Accounts
  • 15-1221
  • Bank account; federal savings bonds; withholdings; vendor electronic payments; payroll direct deposit
  • 15-1222
  • Bank account; employee income tax; withholdings
  • 15-1223
  • Bank accounts; employee insurance; interest; accounting procedures
  • 15-1224
  • Grants to teachers for instruction
  • 15-1225
  • Postemployment benefits; trust accounts; actuarial report
Article 9Career and Technical Education Projects Fund
  • 15-1231
  • Career and technical education projects fund; use of monies; requirements
Article 10Academic Contests Fund
  • 15-1241
  • Academic contests fund; state board of education powers and duties; distribution of monies
Article 11State Block Grant for Early Childhood Education Program
  • 15-1251
  • State block grant for early childhood education; evaluation
Article 12E-rate
Article 13Industry-Recognized Certification and Licensure Reimbursement Fund
  • 15-1265
  • Industry-recognized certification and licensure reimbursement fund; exemption; qualifications
Chapter 10.1
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
Sec: 15-1281-15-1286
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-1281
  • Student support and safety fund; exemption; distribution; definitions
  • 15-1282
  • Career training and workforce fund; exemption; distribution
  • 15-1283
  • Career training and workforce program; grants; rules
  • 15-1284
  • Separate local-level funds; annual reporting; no supplanting
  • 15-1285
  • Local revenues and revenue control limitations; exemption
  • 15-1286
  • State treasurer; annual reports; distributions from funds
Chapter 11
ARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND
Sec: 15-1301-15-1346
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-1302
  • Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind; provision of services
  • 15-1303
  • School for the deaf and the blind as public corporation; tax exemption
  • 15-1304
  • Land reserved for use and benefit of school; schools for the deaf and the blind fund; cooperative services fund; definition
  • 15-1305
  • Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind; classroom site fund
  • 15-1306
  • Arizona state schools for the deaf and the blind; local education agency
Article 2Administration and Employment of Personnel
  • 15-1321
  • Board of directors; members; appointment; term; compensation
  • 15-1322
  • Board organization; meetings; quorum
  • 15-1323
  • Board of directors; fund; powers and duties
  • 15-1324
  • Reports of board of directors
  • 15-1325
  • Superintendent and other personnel; appointment; compensation; term of employment; qualifications; nonretention notice
  • 15-1326
  • Employment and discharge of personnel; probationary status; report; hearing; policies
  • 15-1327
  • Limitations on reduction of salaries or personnel; notice; reappointment
  • 15-1329
  • Employee salaries and classification; definition
  • 15-1330
  • Personnel; fingerprinting; immunity
Article 3Instruction and Students
  • 15-1343
  • Persons entitled to education
  • 15-1344
  • Authority for enrollment of children under three years of age; definition
  • 15-1345
  • Overage and nonresident students; deposit
  • 15-1346
  • Payment for personal expenses
Chapter 11.1
STATE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR COMMITTED YOUTH FUNDING
Sec: 15-1371-15-1373
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-1371
  • Equalization assistance for state educational system for committed youth; state education fund for committed youth
  • 15-1372
  • Equalization assistance for state educational system for persons in the state department of corrections; fund
  • 15-1373
  • State education system for committed youth; classroom site fund
Chapter 12
COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Sec: 15-1401-15-1491
Article 1General Provisions for and Establishment of Community College Districts
  • 15-1402
  • Community college districts; requirements; exception
  • 15-1402.01
  • Alternative organization for community college districts
  • 15-1403
  • Procedure to form a district; exception
  • 15-1404
  • Election to determine formation of district; notice; canvass
  • 15-1405
  • Presentation of plan to legislature by county board of supervisors
  • 15-1406
  • District board members and employees; compensation; payment of expenses for employment candidates
  • 15-1407
  • Formation of new district by subdivision of existing district; division of assets
  • 15-1408
  • Use of community college district resources or employees to influence elections; prohibition; civil penalty; definitions
  • 15-1409
  • Community college tuition financing districts; formation; powers and duties; issuance and sale of bonds for capital outlay
  • 15-1410
  • Credit and noncredit courses
Article 2State Board of Directors for Community Colleges
Article 3Community College District Boards
  • 15-1441
  • Selection of precincts; district board members; terms; qualifications; vacancies
  • 15-1442
  • Nominating petitions; election; returns; results; certificate of election; statement of contributions and expenditures
  • 15-1443
  • Meetings; officers; immunity
  • 15-1444
  • General powers and duties of district boards
  • 15-1444.01
  • Baccalaureate degree programs; reporting requirements; definitions
  • 15-1445
  • Administrative powers and duties of district governing boards
  • 15-1447
  • Community college district collegiate special plate funds; purpose
  • 15-1448
  • Employment of legal counsel; opinions of counsel
  • 15-1449
  • Control of vehicles and nonpedestrian devices on community college property by district board; sanctions; compliance with emissions inspection; definition
  • 15-1450
  • District board members; participation in employee benefit plan
  • 15-1452
  • Evaluation of vocational and technological education programs
  • 15-1453
  • Energy and water savings accounts
Article 4Community College District Finance
  • 15-1461
  • District budget; annual estimate; computation; notice; hearing; adoption
  • 15-1461.01
  • Truth in taxation notice and hearing; roll call vote on tax increase; definition
  • 15-1462
  • Special tax levy for maintenance or capital outlay of district; proration of monies
  • 15-1463
  • State contribution for capital outlay for initial or additional campus
  • 15-1464
  • State aid per capita distribution for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and workforce programs; fund; appropriation; report
  • 15-1465
  • Election; issuance and sale of bonds for capital outlay; disposition of proceeds; proration of expenditures by counties
  • 15-1466
  • State aid; eligibility; limits
  • 15-1466.01
  • Calculation of full-time equivalent student enrollment; report
  • 15-1466.02
  • Record keeping requirements for full-time equivalent student enrollment
  • 15-1467
  • State aid appropriations; disbursement procedure; district fund
  • 15-1468
  • Equalization aid for community college districts
  • 15-1469
  • Attendance of nonresident state students; payment of cost by county of residence and state
  • 15-1469.01
  • Payment of community college nonresident state student cost
  • 15-1470
  • Community college courses; intergovernmental agreement
  • 15-1471
  • Expenditure limitations; overrides
  • 15-1472
  • Community college district workforce development accounts; reports
  • 15-1473
  • Uniform system of accounting for community college districts; duties of auditor general; posting; budget; accepting audit results
Article 5Issuance of Bonds for Revenue Producing Buildings
  • 15-1487
  • Prohibitions against obligating the state of Arizona
  • 15-1488
  • Bonds obligations issued for and on behalf of institutions
  • 15-1489
  • Certification of bonds by attorney general
  • 15-1490
  • Excision of unconstitutional or ineffective parts of article
  • 15-1491
  • Supplemental nature of article; construction and purpose
Chapter 13
UNIVERSITIES AND RELATED INSTITUTIONS
Sec: 15-1601-15-1775
Article 1Universities and Colleges
  • 15-1601
  • State universities; location; faculty powers; report
  • 15-1606
  • Correspondence and extension courses
Article 2Arizona Board of Regents
  • 15-1621
  • Members; appointment; terms; oath; immunity
  • 15-1622
  • Officers; organization; quorum
  • 15-1624
  • Meetings of board advisory committees; student records; executive session
  • 15-1625
  • General powers of board as body corporate
  • 15-1626
  • General administrative powers and duties of board; definition
  • 15-1626.01
  • Transfer of fees for student organizations; prohibition; support
  • 15-1627
  • Control of vehicles and nonpedestrian devices on university property; sanctions; compliance with emissions inspection; definition
  • 15-1628
  • Powers and procedures pertaining to optional retirement programs
  • 15-1630
  • Abortion at educational facility prohibited; exception
  • 15-1632
  • University property of expelled students; classification
  • 15-1633
  • Use of university resources or employees to influence elections; prohibition; civil penalty; definitions
  • 15-1634
  • Intergovernmental agreements; special assessments
  • 15-1635
  • University research development purposes; product development; corporations
  • 15-1635.01
  • Transfer of technology developed by universities; intellectual property policies; officer or employee interest in private entity
  • 15-1636
  • Lease of real property and improvements in research park; prohibited and permitted uses
  • 15-1637
  • Lease of property for health care institution; requirements; conditions; reports; directors, members and officers of nonprofit corporation; definition
  • 15-1638
  • Disclosure of records and other matters; exception; definition
  • 15-1639
  • University recruitment and retention program for economically disadvantaged, minority and underrepresented student populations
  • 15-1640
  • Public records exemptions; confidential information; historical records; donor records
  • 15-1641
  • University collegiate special plate funds; purpose
  • 15-1642
  • Financial aid trust fund; aid to students with verifiable financial need; endowment
  • 15-1643
  • Arizona area health education system; centers; governing boards; duties
  • 15-1644
  • Statewide commission; membership; qualifications; duties; compensation; staffing
  • 15-1645
  • Health professions field scholarships; purpose; amount; repayment; definition
  • 15-1646
  • Board of regents and university scholarships; notification requirements
  • 15-1647
  • Water rights adjudication; cooperative extension; establishment; assistance; annual report
  • 15-1648
  • Technology and research initiative fund; purpose
  • 15-1649
  • Fingerprinting academic and nonacademic personnel; civil immunity; definitions
  • 15-1650
  • Annual financial aid report
  • 15-1650.03
  • Arizona board of regents; resident undergraduate students; cost study; annual cost containment report
  • 15-1650.05
  • COVID-19 vaccine; face covering; testing; mandate prohibition; exceptions
  • 15-1650.06
  • Arizona veterinary loan assistance program; fund; annual report; rules; definitions
Article 3School Employee Training
  • 15-1653
  • Authority to prescribe rules governing admission and attendance
  • 15-1654
  • Qualifications for admission to teacher training program
  • 15-1655
  • Arizona teachers academy; tuition and fees scholarships; fund; annual report; definitions
  • 15-1656
  • Suicide prevention training programs; requirements
  • 15-1657
  • Arizona teacher student loan program; requirements; fund; definitions
Article 4Financial Provisions
  • 15-1661
  • Annual appropriation; enrollment audit; expenditure; balance; salaries
  • 15-1662
  • Universities; funds and accounts
  • 15-1663
  • Expenditure of land funds; eminent scholars matching grant fund
  • 15-1665
  • Acceptance of federal and other monies
  • 15-1666
  • Federal monies; deposit and expenditure
  • 15-1667
  • Federal aid to experiment stations
  • 15-1668
  • Deposits of universities monies to be secured; exception
  • 15-1669
  • Payment of salaries; sick leave
  • 15-1670
  • Appropriations for university research infrastructure facilities; university transfers; annual report; definitions
  • 15-1671
  • University infrastructure capital financing; capital infrastructure funds; appropriations; uses; review; definitions
Article 5Issuance of Bonds
  • 15-1682.02
  • Indirect and third party financing; review; reporting
  • 15-1682.03
  • University capital improvement lease-to-own and bond fund; lease-to-own and bond capital improvement agreements
  • 15-1686
  • Effect on bonds authorized but unissued
  • 15-1690
  • Prohibitions against obligating state of Arizona
  • 15-1691
  • Bonds; obligations of board
  • 15-1692
  • Certification of bonds by attorney general
  • 15-1694
  • Excision of unconstitutional and ineffective parts of article
  • 15-1695
  • Supplemental nature of article; construction and purpose
  • 15-1696
  • Commercial paper; requirements
Article 6Financial Aid
  • 15-1701
  • Arizona promise program; eligibility requirements; award; fund; definitions
  • 15-1702
  • Arizona board of regents; state higher education agency; state scholarship grant agency
  • 15-1703
  • Arizona leveraging educational assistance program; grants; criteria
  • 15-1704
  • Postsecondary educational fund; exemption; use of monies
Article 7Medical Student Loans
  • 15-1722
  • Board of medical student loans; members; terms; officers; compensation
  • 15-1723
  • Medical student loans; amount; qualifications; requirements
  • 15-1724
  • Medical student loans; interest; obligations; penalties; authority of attorney general
  • 15-1725
  • Medical student loan fund; exemption
Article 8Compact for Western Regional Cooperation in Higher Education
  • 15-1742
  • Authority of governor to enter compact; terms of compact
  • 15-1743
  • Authorizing agreements for education of Arizona students outside compact area; limitations
  • 15-1744
  • Processing and certification of students
  • 15-1745
  • Contract with student certified by board
  • 15-1746
  • Collections revolving fund; expenditures; employment of legal counsel; exemption from lapsing
  • 15-1747
  • Reciprocity agreement for distance education; definition
Article 9Medical Programs
  • 15-1751
  • Positions at the university of Arizona
  • 15-1753
  • Primary care disciplines; definition
  • 15-1754
  • Rural health professions program; definition
  • 15-1756
  • Medical programs; students; required opioid-related clinical education
Article 10Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act
  • 15-1771
  • Notice to educational institution
  • 15-1772
  • Student athlete's right to cancel contract
  • 15-1774
  • Prohibited conduct; violation; classification
Chapter 14
PROVISIONS RELATING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Sec: 15-1801-15-1899
Article 1Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes
  • 15-1802.01
  • County residency status; community college districts
  • 15-1803
  • Alien in-state student status
  • 15-1804
  • Presumptions relating to student status; definition
  • 15-1805.01
  • Admissions; enrollments; community colleges
  • 15-1806
  • Testimony concerning student status; designation of persons to administer oaths
  • 15-1807
  • Concurrent enrollment; nonresident tuition
  • 15-1808
  • Tuition waiver scholarships; eligibility; definitions
  • 15-1809
  • Spouses of military veterans tuition scholarship fund; tuition scholarships; eligibility; rules
  • 15-1809.01
  • Tuition waiver scholarships; persons in foster care; requirements; definition
Article 1.1Individuals with Disabilities
  • 15-1811
  • Individuals with disabilities; policies; documentation; dissemination
Article 2Admission of Students
  • 15-1821
  • Special admission of students under age eighteen; enrollment information; reports
  • 15-1822
  • Report; academic performance of high school graduates
  • 15-1823
  • Identification numbers; social security numbers
  • 15-1824
  • Transfer articulation; course numbering; reports
  • 15-1825
  • Prohibited financial assistance; report
Article 3Vocational Programs
  • 15-1831
  • Information on persons who have completed vocational programs; definitions
Article 6Students' Rights
  • 15-1862
  • Rights of students at universities and community colleges
  • 15-1863
  • Student organizations; recognition; rights
  • 15-1864
  • Students' right to speak in a public forum; protests and demonstrations; invited speakers; court actions
  • 15-1866
  • Free expression policy; rules; Arizona board of regents; community college district governing boards; requirements
  • 15-1867
  • Arizona board of regents; committee on free expression; annual report
  • 15-1868
  • Community college districts; committee on free expression; annual report
  • 15-1869
  • Information on free expression; freshman orientation programs
Article 7AZ529 Arizona's Education Savings Plan
  • 15-1872
  • AZ529, Arizona's education savings plan; state board of investment; rules; powers and duties
  • 15-1873
  • Treasurer; powers and duties; AZ529, Arizona's education savings plan trust fund
  • 15-1874
  • Use of contractor as account depository and manager
  • 15-1876
  • Higher education expenses; exemption from taxation
  • 15-1877
  • Scholarships and financial aid provisions
Article 8Fingerprinting of Students
  • 15-1881
  • Postsecondary health sciences programs; definitions
Article 9College Course Materials Information
  • 15-1891
  • College course materials; information; definitions
Article 9.1Collegiate Athletics
  • 15-1892
  • Student athlete compensation; definitions
Article 10Voting Information for Postsecondary Students
  • 15-1895
  • Voting information; postsecondary students
Article 11Faculty Employment Decisions
  • 15-1896
  • Faculty employment decisions; religious and political beliefs; definitions
Article 12Private Postsecondary Institution Peace Officers
  • 15-1897
  • Private postsecondary institutions; appointment of peace officers; powers; qualifications; liability
Article 13College Credit for Military Service
  • 15-1898
  • Awarding of academic and vocational credits; policies; current and former military members; annual report; definitions
Article 14Safety Requirements
  • 15-1899
  • Student identification cards; suicide prevention; contact information required; definition
Chapter 15
INTERSTATE COMPACTS
Sec: 15-1901-15-1911
Article 1Compact for Education
  • 15-1901
  • Authority of governor to enter compact; terms of compact for education
Article 2Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
  • 15-1911
  • Authority to enter compact; terms of interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children
Chapter 18
HAZING PREVENTION POLICIES
Sec: 15-2301
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-2301
  • Hazing prevention policies; definitions
Chapter 19
ARIZONA EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNTS
Sec: 15-2401-15-2405
Article 1General Provisions
  • 15-2401.01
  • Definition of qualified student for Arizona empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion
  • 15-2402
  • Arizona empowerment scholarship accounts; funds
  • 15-2403
  • Arizona empowerment scholarship accounts; administration; appeals; audit; rules; policy handbook
  • 15-2404
  • State control over nonpublic schools; prohibition; application
  • 15-2405
  • Arizona empowerment scholarship accounts parent oversight committee; membership; duties