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Arizona's Education Boards and Commissions

A Board or Commission is an independent body consisting of members who are appointed by public officials, usually the Governor. Boards with Gubernatorial appointments are created in two ways, either by statute enacted in the State Legislature, or by a Governor's Executive Order.

There are two types of boards and commissions: regulatory and advisory. Regulatory boards are those that oversee the licensing, handle complaints, and enforce disciplinary actions of individuals or industries that fall within the jurisdiction of the board's authority. For example, a complaint filed by a patient against a physician would be reviewed, investigated, and appropriately acted upon by the Arizona Medical Board. The second type of board or commission, the advisory board, develops policy and makes recommendations to public officials on how to address specific issues. For example, the Civil Rights Advisory Board investigates and holds hearings on infringements of Arizona civil rights laws and then advises the civil rights division of the Attorney General's Office.

Please find links to Arizona's Education Boards and Commission below.

State Board for Charter Schools

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind

Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board

State Council on the Education for Military Children

State Board of Education

Family College Savings Program Oversight Committee

Arizona Department of Education

Arizona Board of Regents

Commission for Postsecondary Education

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Arizona School Facilities Board

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

School Bus Advisory Counsil

Career and Technical Education Task Force 

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