New Year Brings Increased Activity for the Association

The New Year is barely more than a month old, but it’s already been a busy one for the Association.

So far, we launched a new training class for corporate vendors that sold out, hosted a well-attended, two-part professional development workshop to help schools satisfy accountability requirements and started promoting our 2015 Golf Tournament.

At the beginning of January, our advocacy team immediately sprang into action once the legislative session started and has been constantly working with state lawmakers to protect our charter students and teachers.

In addition, we celebrated National School Choice week with a special ceremony at the State Capitol, where Gov. Doug Ducey and other state lawmakers expressed their support for parent and student choice.

The whirlwind of activity began last month with our Vendor 101 training for our corporate sponsors, led by our manager of business services, Ashley Cary. During the session, Ashley emphasized the best practices for communicating, marketing and selling to our charter schools. The class was so successful that we added another session for Feb. 26.

We also hosted a two-part Demonstration of Sufficient Progress and Pivot Tables workshop for schools that needed to meet the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools’ academic performance expectations. The workshop attracted dozens of school leaders who was ready to comply with the Charter Board’s standards and meet their deadlines.

Lastly, we are preparing for our 2015 Golf Tournament at FireRock Country Club in Fountain Hills. The tournament will provide an opportunity for our charter school leaders to network and get acquainted with the Association.

The pace will surely increase as the Legislature continues to discuss and debate bills, we host more trainings and our golf tournament draws near.

But if the first month is any indication, we’ll be ready.

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