Arizona has amended its Employment Security Act as follows:
Services provided to educational institution. The law now provides that benefits will not be paid to individuals who perform services for an entity that provides services to or on behalf of an educational institution under the same circumstances, such as individuals who have reasonable assurance that they will return to work after the period between academic terms and vacation or holiday recess, as other individuals in the service of an educational institution.
Contract educational providers. This new section provides that benefits based on service for a contract educational provider will not be paid for any week of unemployment that begins during a period between two successive academic years or terms if the individual performs these services in the first of the successive academic years or terms and has a reasonable assurance that he or she will perform the same services in the second academic year or term. However, the contract educational provider may receive a retroactive payment if he or she: filed a timely claim for benefits; was not in fact offered an opportunity to work after the first term; and did not receive benefits solely because he or she had received reasonable assurance. A contract educational provider will not be paid benefits for any week of unemployment that begins during a customary vacation period or holiday recess if he or she performs services in the period immediately before the vacation or recess and there is a reasonable assurance that he or she will do so in the period immediately following the vacation or recess. Note, the term "contract educational provider" is defined as a private, for-profit entity that is approved by the Department of Education to provide special education services to pupils from kindergarten through grade twelve.