Standards for seat time requirements have had little to no adjustments since its implementation nearly 100 years ago in Arizona. Through school closures this past year, educators and families have realized the need for modification of seat time requirements is timely and necessary.
House Bill 2862 will allow the flexibility for schools to decide how they meet the annual required seat time for students (direct instruction, project-based learning, or independent learning time.)
H.B. 2862 clarifies that flexible seat time models can be used for determining average daily membership, attendance, and student counts. With these important distinctions, schools wanting to implement a flexible attendance model can do so without the risk of losing funding.
Students thrive when they have unique opportunities to learn, in the classroom or elsewhere. H.B. 2862 gives public schools the ability to offer students what they need without losing their funding.
Sign the letter to urge your lawmakers to support flexible seat time models to better serve student needs!