By Griselda Zetino | KTAR
Arizona public schools that don’t follow Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order to begin offering in-person classes would be breaking the law, but penalties for non-compliance are not clear.
The order, issued last week, mandates district and charter schools offer students in-person and virtual options by March 15 or upon their return from spring break while maintaining practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In a document the Arizona Department of Education created for school leaders, it stated that “there are no punitive measures” attached to the governor’s order.
There is also no impact on the calculation of average daily membership, which determines state funding for schools, according to ADE.