Public Comment

General Information

Welcome to the Public Comment Forum!

Through this forum, the charter community and other stakeholders have an opportunity to voice their position on a potential rule or policy and provide valuable information on how it may impact you and your community. Your feedback will assist the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (Board) and improve its services to the charter community.

We appreciate you taking the time to participate in this forum and look forward to hearing from you.


Public Comment: Footnote Correction to Financial Framework’s ADM Category Criteria Table

In August 2021, the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools (“Board”) approved changes to its Financial Performance Framework rules, including the addition of two tables to Arizona Administrative Code R7-5-402. Recently, Board staff has determined information contained in the second footnote of the “ADM Category Criteria” table (also referred to as Table 1) does not accurately capture the ADM criteria approved by the Board at its April 12, 2021 meeting. The Board has opened the public comment period to correct the footnote to accurately identify which year is considered “year 1” in the “Percent of Loss of Total ADM” calculation.   

Arizona Revised Statutes §15-183(R) requires the Board, as a sponsoring entity of a charter school, to ground its actions in evidence of the charter holder’s performance in accordance with the Board’s performance framework and requires the Board’s performance framework to include the financial expectations of the charter school. 

You may access the proposed footnote correction here.

The public comment window will be open October 21, 2021 – November 9, 2021. 

Please submit your feedback in writing to the Board during the public comment window using one of the following options:

  1. Written comments may be emailed to [email protected].
  2. Written comments may be mailed to the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, P.O. Box 18328, Phoenix, AZ 85005.
  3. Written comments may be delivered to the Board office located at 1616 W. Adams St., Suite 170, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

For all responses, please provide the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Email address
  • Mailing address (optional)
  • Organization (optional)

All public comment received by November 9, 2021 will be presented to the Board and members of the public will have an additional opportunity to provide comment to the Board at the meeting during which the Board considers the proposed correction to the Board rules.