Current through Register Vol. 48, No. 14, April 8, 2022
The State Board of Education establishes an academic contests
fund consisting of monies appropriated by the legislature or received as gifts
or grants for deposit in the academic contests fund pursuant to A.R.S. §
The Superintendent of Public Instruction
shall, at least annually, compile a list of national contests to be presented
to the State Board of Education for approval. Contest requirements are:
a. Shall be sponsored by a recognized
b. Shall be
academic in nature, motivate pupils to be creative and demonstrate
c. Shall be open to all
pupils, regardless of race, creed, sex or national origin. Contests may
separate pupils by age or grade level.
School districts shall submit an
application for academic contest funds to the Superintendent of Public
Instruction for student and chaperone expenses. Requirements are:
a. No other sponsoring agency is assuming the
b. The participation
of the students shall be the result of successfully competing at the local or
state level, or both, of that contest.
c. The governing board of the school district
in which the students attend shall approve the participation and travel of the
d. The fiscal agent
applying for academic contest funds shall be an authorized district
representative and responsible for the disbursement of travel funds.
e. A school district receiving academic
contest funds shall submit a completion report and return any unused portion
within 90 days after completion of travel to the Department of
Application review and approval; funding limitations.
a. The State Board of Education shall
annually set expenditure limitations for expenses of students and chaperones.
These limitations shall be based on the number of applicants, monies available
and current state travel regulations.
b. The Superintendent of Public Instruction
shall review applications for academic contest funds and shall approve
applications based upon the criteria set forth in this rule and the
availability of funds.