Why Choose FUSD?
2019-2020 STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Student Accident insurance is becoming more and more important to families due to lack of other insurance for your child(ren), or having major medical plans with ever increasing deductibles & co-insurance requirements. The Student Accident insurance program helps families cope with these issues in a very cost effective manner. We, because of this, feel it is of the utmost importance that we let you know about Markel, http://markelaz.sevencorners.com, to allow all our parents to review the information and determine its value to their individual family's situation.
CLICK HERE to view an informative flyer in English
CLICK HERE to view an informative flyer in Spanish
SYNOVIA'S "HERE COMES THE BUS"
Hello FUSD Parents and Guardians,
This year, FUSD is excited to launch Synovia’s “Here Comes The Bus.” This new program will soon allow parents to follow their student’s bus ride information including notifications when they enter/exit the bus.
We will be rolling this program out in phases. Phase 1 will begin on July 17th and will include the issuing of student ID cards with unique barcodes for each student. Beginning in the first week of school students will be required to scan their badge as they enter and exit the bus to make sure the system is working correctly.
Phase 2 will include a Parent App containing real-time information about their student when they are on the bus.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact our transportation department at (520) 868-8800.
Director of Transportation
8th GRADE ONE-TO-ONE INITIATIVE
Beginning on July 17th, all 8th-grade students in FUSD will be issued a District Laptop. As our district continues to lead the way in technological integration, we want to ensure our students have devices as early as possible. There will be a $50 insurance fee that is required, so please plan accordingly.
Summer Food Service Program
The Florence Unified School District is happy to provide the Summer Food Service Program at several locations. The program will provide Free meals to any child 18 years of age or younger.
Listed below are the locations, dates and times meal will be provided:
Location Dates Breakfast Lunch
Champion School San Tan June 3 - June 20 M-Thur 8:00 - 8:15 11:15 - 11:45
Florence Community Library May 28 - July 12 M-F 8:00 - 8:30 12:00 - 12:30
San Tan Heights K-8 School June 3 - June 28 M- F 8:15 - 8:45 12:00 - 12:45
Poston Butte High School June 3 - June 27 M-Thur 7:10 - 7:30 11:30 - 12:00
Walker Butte K-8 School May 28 - July 12 M-F 8:15 - 8:45 12:00 - 12:45
We hope you have a wonderful summer break.
REMEMBER, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Summer is near, which can be a relief to some of you and overwhelming for others. If you don't get along with your parents, can't see your friends, or simply miss having a schedule to structure your days, summer can feel more like a trap than a relaxing break. If you are beginning to feel stressed and overwhelmed, please reach out for help. Our school community is here to support you, or you can talk to another teen at Teen Lifeline by calling, or texting, 602-248-8336 (TEEN). Remember, you are not alone.
2019-2020 NEW START & END TIMES
On March 12, 2019, the FUSD School Board voted to institute new start and end times and additional early release days for our K-8 schools. These changes were made to accommodate the increasing growth of our district as more and more families see FUSD as the best place to learn for their children. In addition, this will provide more time for teachers to be trained and collaborate to ensure students are reaching their full potential.
To view the new start and end times for each school in the District, please CLICK HERE
To view next school year's calendar, to see the additional early release days, please CLICK HERE
CHILDCARE OPTIONS FOR FUSD FAMILIES
The Florence Unified School District welcomes all families to enroll students in their local school. As a public school system, the district provides instruction and support for students in kindergarten through grade 12 during regular school hours.
However, because many families require childcare options before and after the school day the district has contracted with a childcare provider called Right At School to offer these services. Providing more options for families has been an interest of the school board and district administration.
Right At School curriculum features hands-on learning, multi-sensory activities, child-driven projects, daily fitness, team building, and leadership development.
For more information please CLICK HERE.
2019-2020 Board Approved Calendar
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, the FUSD Governing Board approved a revised school calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. It allows for Professional Development at the K8 schools via Early Release Days every Wednesday for the K8 schools. To view the updated calendar CLICK HERE.
AZ Tax CTDS Code
If you have filled out and submitted an AZ Tax Credit Form for a Florence Unified School District student, or school, please note:
In accordance with Extracurricular Activity (ECA) Tax Credit Statute 43.1089, the Arizona Department of Revenue is now requiring taxpayers to report the school’s County Code, Type Code and District Code & site Number (CTDS) on their Arizona income tax return. In order to comply with this requirement, the attached letter has been prepared so that each site can provide this information when requested.
CLICK HERE for more information and to get the code you will need for your tax purposes.
Average Teacher Salary Info
AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285)
- Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year) = $49,507
- Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year) = $43,993
- Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year = $5,514
- Percentage increase = 13%
Comments on average salary calculation:
- The average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 & 2019 include Prop 301 Base and Performance Pay.
The Governing Board approved the following definition of a teacher to clarify “who receives base compensation from Prop 301 monies and be eligible to receive a salary increase as a teacher”:“Any person eligible to be included as a teacher on a district’s FTE count submitted with its annual financial report, whose salary was paid under Program Code 100, 200, 300, 500; and Function Code 1000 (Instruction).