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WHEREAS, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was passed in 1938 to provide workforce protections to American employees by establishing a federal minimum wage prohibiting employers from exploiting workers through the payment of wages below this specified minimum; and

Regarding Hiring New Administrative Staff at the Arizona Schools for the Deaf and Blind

WHEREAS, the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind have seen a series of superintendents and administrators with varying levels of experience instructing blind students; and

WHEREAS, recently, the ASDB hired a new principal for the Arizona School for the Blind and this person does not have a background educating blind students; and

WHEREAS, the ASDB is currently in the process of interviewing candidates for the Superintendent position; and

WHEREAS, the population of blind persons eligible for independent living services is growing at an alarming rate, due in large part to the aging of “baby-boomers”; and

WHEREAS, the fiscal resources available to serve this growing population is woefully inadequate to meet the needs; and

WHEREAS the current funding mechanism for Independent Living Blind Services (ILB) has made it almost impossible to hire and retain qualified employees that can assist seniors in their need to learn alternative techniques of blindness; and

WHEREAS, the Randolph-Sheppard Act grants a priority to blind person to operate vending facilities on federal properties for the purposes of expanding economic opportunities for the blind; and,

WHEREAS, in 1974 Congress expanded the priority for blind persons to operate vending facilities on federal property under the Randolph-Sheppard Act by specifying that the priority applies to contracts for cafeterias, subsequently interpreted to include military dining halls; and,

WHEREAS, the urgent need for appropriate and effective education of blind and visually impaired (B/VI) students, enrolled in Arizona’s public school districts to become the next generation of capable and self-reliant citizens and community leaders, cannot be understated by the National Federation of the Blind of Arizona (NFBA), affiliated with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest and oldest consumer organization of blind Americans; and

WHEREAS, State Agencies, Schools and other training centers serving individuals who are blind or have low vision, perennially struggle to fill vacancies for teacher of blind students or teacher of the visually impaired Positions, including positions providing specialized instruction in orientation and mobility, braille, and assistive technology; and