The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) continues to administer the routine daily operations of the ESA Program (Expense Receipts, Class Wallet, PreApprovals, Contract Funding, etc.).
Please direct inquiries regarding daily operations of the ESA Program to ADE at (602) 364-1969 or create a Help Desk ticket.
The Arizona State Board of Education (SBE) is charged with the appeals process for ADE's ESA administrative decisions.
Please direct appeal process questions to [email protected]. Please provide a contact phone number in your email and the Project Director: ESA will reach out to answer your process questions.
¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected].
An ADE administrative decision served on or after January 1, 2021 may be appealed utilizing the process outlined below. Administrative decisions prior to January 1, 2021 must be appealed through ADE.
SBE staff may not provide legal advice or opinions regarding an appeal and/or reason for the appeal.
Appeal Process Flowchart
Hearing vs. Informal Settlement Conference
Hearing Officer FAQs
Appeal Checklist - Word
Appeal Checklist – PDF
Appeal Form - Word
Appeal Form – Fillable PDF
Appeal Form - Text Document
Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) Title 15, Chapter 19: Arizona ESA
Article 15 Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Rule
R7-2-1502. General Provisions
R7-2-1503. Department Responsibilities
R7-2-1504. Application and Account Activation
R7-2-1505. Contract Between Parent and Department
R7-2-1506. Contract Renewal
R7-2-1507. Use of Funds
R7-2-1508. Review of Expenses
R7-2-1509. Misuse of Funds
R7-2-1510. Corrective Action
Public State Board Meetings
October 2020 Presentation Recording
House Bill 2898
September Presentation Powerpoint
Feedback Survey - will close on Wednesday, September 22nd at noon
Feedback Survey Tabulated Results
Feedback Survey Complete Responses
Public Hearing Agenda
Public Hearing Instructions
November Presentation Powerpoint
Second Rule Draft
Second Feedback Survey - will close Friday, December 3rd at 5pm
Second Survey Tabulated Results
ESA Rule Draft Being Presented to the Board