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    Welcome to Florence Unified School District (FUSD): A district by design where kids come first!

    Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

    If you'd like to be surrounded by dedicated professionals, amazing students, and a community who believes in helping our educational system succeed, you'll like what you find in the Florence Unified School District (FUSD).

    FUSD serves nearly 9,000 students on our 14 campuses located in the Florence, San Tan Valley, and Queen Creek Communities. This area is one of the fastest growing communities in Arizona. This growth has led to extensive employment opportunities in our district. We're excited that you're considering joining our team of dedicated educators and professionals who are committed to making a positive impact in the lives of our students.

    Our mission is rooted in putting kids first and ensuring that they have access to the resources they need to thrive academically and personally. We understand that true success can only be achieved when we remove barriers and create an inclusive environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms.

    As a prospective FUSD employee, you'll be an essential part of our collective effort to transform lives through education. Join us in our journey to empower the community, embrace diversity, and create an outstanding educational experience that prepares our students for a lifetime of success.

    Thank you for considering FUSD as your next professional home. We look forward to the possibility of working together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the students we serve.

    Please click on the link below to start your application today! 

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    Need Help?

    We're here to help! 
    For questions regarding position qualifications or application procedures, please contact Florence Unified School District #1 directly by sending an email to our Human Resources team at hr@fusdaz.org. Or, you can reach us by phone at 520-866-3500.

AZ Tax Credit Contribution

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    Arizona law (ARS 43-1089.01) provides that an individual may claim credit for making contributions or paying fees to a public school for support of qualified activities or programs.  Contributing is easy and could lower your tax bill.  The impact your contributions to Florence Unified School District students is immense.  (NOTE: last sentence deleted)

    What are qualified activities or programs?

    1. Extracurricular activities – defined as school-sponsored activities that may require enrolled students to pay a fee in order to participate.  Such activities may include, but are not limited to:
      1. Band and/or athletic uniforms
      2. Educational field trips
      3. Fine Arts programs
      4. Field trips for competitive events
    2. Character education programs (A.R.S. §15-719)
    3. Standardized testing fees for college credit or readiness, such as SAT, PSAT, ACT, advanced placement and International Baccalaureate diploma tests
    4. Preparation courses and materials for standardized testing
    5. Career and technical education industry certification assessment
    6. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training pursuant to A.R.S. §15-718.01
    7. From and After June 30, 2019 through June 30, 2022, acquiring capital items as defined in the USFR, including those items listed in Section 15-903, Subsection C.
    8. Student Consumable Health Care supplies


    Participation in these activities helps children develop qualities such as leadership, team play, and cooperation while providing safe, supervised activities.  Students who play sports in school are more likely to stay in school and succeed academically.  Students who participate in fine arts – programs in art and music – perform better in basic academic subjects.  It’s also true that kids can learn a lot on extracurricular field trips while reinforcing the curriculum presented in the classroom.

    A tax credit is different from a deduction, because you may subtract the whole contribution from your Arizona state tax bill. The credit is equal to the amount contributed.  A single taxpayer credit cannot exceed $200.  For married taxpayers filing jointly, the credit cannot exceed $400.  The state tax credit is available to ALL qualifying individual Arizona State taxpayers. You do not need to have a child enrolled in a school to take advantage of this opportunity! 

    You can make your tax credit contribution online or via mail by taking the following steps:

    To contribute electronically (recommended)

    1. Access the FUSD payment website
    2. Select the “Payments” tab on the bottom right of the banner photos
    3. The Online Payment Portal page will appear on a separate page.  Login instructions are outlined on this screen for 1st Time Users, Returning Users and Guest Users.
    4. Each subsequent page will allow you to select the type of tax credit payment you would like to make and will walk you through the payment process.

    IMPORTANT REMINDERS: 

    • Pay-to-Participate Fees are identified as PTP.
    • Tax credit contributions are NON-REFUNDABLE
    • Tax credit contributions are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Please be sure you select the correct area where your contribution should be applied.

    If you need assistance with our online payment portal, please contact Savanaha Te'o at (520) 866-3533.

    Mailing Option

    If you prefer, you can also complete the Arizona State Tax Credit Contribution Form and

    1. Visit your closest FUSD location and the site Administrative Assistant can process your contribution.

    OR

    1. Mail the completed Arizona State Tax Credit Contribution form and your cashier’s check or money order to the address below.  Upon processing, a receipt will be emailed to you for use in filing your taxes.

    Your support of the Florence Unified School District students is greatly appreciated!

    Florence Unified School District #1

    Attn: Laura Behrens, Student Accounts
    P.O. Box 2850
    Florence, AZ 85132

    If you have any questions, please contact Laura Behrens, Student Accounts Technician Student Accounts/Auxiliary Operations, at 520-866-3533 or lbehrens@fusdaz.org.

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