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2019 Legislative Session: Hurry Up and Wait

Advocate for Schools 08-Mar-2019

Here is this week's edition of AASB's Advocate for Schools newsletter, which features updates on education legislation for the current session. Download or view newsletter (/_assets/documents/Adv... Read More

ASF 2018-03-14 2018 Enacted Legislation

Advocate for Schools 12-Apr-2018

This publication includes only enactments of interest to education. 2018 Regular Legislative Session Enacted Legislation General Bills 2018-083 (http://arc-sos.state.al.u... Read More

2018 Legislative Session Ends

Advocate for Schools 30-Mar-2018

Lawmakers adjourned the session Sine Die Thursday after a week of tension between the House and Senate, where every vote was subject to the political pressure of upcoming elections Sessio... Read More

AFS 2018-03-23 House Must Vote to Protect School Leadership

Advocate for Schools 23-Mar-2018

Local school leaders are asking House members to approve a bill to transition Alabama to the most effective school governance model of appointing school superintendents. House Must V... Read More

ASF 2018-03-16 Final Passage Pending for Appointed Superintendents

Advocate for Schools 16-Mar-2018

The bill to transition to appointed superintendents is ready for final passage in the House next week. Final Passage Pending for Appointed Superintendents; ETF Budget The bill t... Read More

ASF 2018-03-09 Senate Votes to Appoint Superintendents

Advocate for Schools 09-Mar-2018

The Senate Thursday approved a bill that would start the transition of remaining elected superintendents to appointed offices. Local school leaders reached out and persuaded senators that S.... Read More

ASF 2018-03-02 Senate Okays Retiree Bonus

Advocate for Schools 03-Mar-2018

The Senate Tuesday voted 27-1 to approve a one-time bonus check for education retirees after making a change in how the amount would be calculated. Senate Okays Retiree Bonus; Pre... Read More

AFS 2018-02-23 School Safety Requires Swift Cooperative Action

Advocate for Schools 23-Feb-2018

AASB is ready for Gov. Kay Ivey to marshal efforts to bring a comprehensive and coordinated response to the school safety discussion sparked by recent horrific school shootings. Lawmakers and loca... Read More

AFS 2018-02-16 SFA Fix Goes to the Governor

Advocate for Schools 16-Feb-2018

AASB’s bill S.28 (Pittman) (http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2018RS/PrintFiles/SB28-int.pdf) sailed through the Senate and hit rocky waters in the House before ... Read More

AFS 2018-02-09 ETF Budget on House Floor

Advocate for Schools 09-Feb-2018

House members plan to vote next week on an education budget that provides a pay raise and provides increases to essentials in the K-12 Foundation program. ETF Budget on House Floor Tuesday ha... Read More