Arizona - School-Community and Interagency Partnerships: Partnerships

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State laws encourages districts to establish school-community partnerships to address student needs.

Arizona Revised Statutes 15-1142. Powers of the governing board

The governing board of any school district may:

  1. Establish and operate a community school program in any school in its school district.

  2. Budget and expend from the maintenance and operation section of the budget, as defined in section 15-903, to employ a qualified director necessary for each school or combination of schools engaged in community school programs.

  3. Expend community school monies for operation of a community school program.

  4. Establish tuition and fee charges for community school programs.

Arizona Revised Statutes 15-1141. Definitions

In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

  1. “Community school” means any school engaged in a community school program.

  2. “Community school monies” means monies received as fees, tuitions, grants or donations from any person or agency for a community school program.

  3. “Community school program” means the involvement of people in the development of an educationally oriented community. The community school serves the purposes of academic and skill development for all citizens, furnishes supervised recreational and avocational instruction, supplies remedial and supplemental education, furnishes meeting places for community groups and provides facilities for the dissemination of a variety of community related services, including extended day resource programs as defined in section 15-1105.

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