Superintendent's Message June 5, 2020
Dear FUSD families, staff, and community:
The most recent horrific event, the tragic killing of Mr. George Floyd has caused much needed reflection. Watching the protests validates that police brutality and racial violence continue to be unaddressed by communities across the country.
As the Superintendent of FUSD, I want to acknowledge that I will never fully understand the day to day experiences of Black people. Because of this, I want you to know that I will call upon our educators to be the agents of change in transforming our relationships with Black students, staff, and families.
In FUSD, we are committed to taking action to eliminate racial inequities. Some of the groundwork has already been paved this school year with the establishment of our Social Emotional Learning Team. In FUSD we believe that social-emotional learning creates an environment that is safe, inclusive, culturally responsive, academically engaging, and equitable. This team is laying the groundwork to involve community members to foster equal partnerships.
In closing, to quote my colleague, Dr. Casteel in a neighboring school district, this work cannot be achieved by one person, one school district, or one community. It takes everyone. I trust that you will join us in our efforts to make the world a better place for our youth.
Your partner in education,
Welcome To Florence Unified
The Florence Unified School District is a District By Design, Not By Chance. This means, through the six pillars of our core values, we will work toward our goal of serving all students in our district. These six pillars include; Effective Leadership, Quality Teaching & Leadership, Culture of Continuous Improvement, Vertically Articulated Extra-Curricular Engagement, Integrated Technology, and Clear & Collaborative Relationships.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING FRAMEWORK SURVEY
FUSD appreciates all you have done in the past couple of months to ensure that students had an opportunity to continue learning during these unprecedented times. Your continued partnership with the schools, teachers and staff, as well as your efforts to guide your student through the learning process has been incredibly valuable.
In our efforts to stay connected, FUSD has provided distance learning with the Flexible Learning Framework. As we look ahead, we hope to improve what we are doing as a school district and to better prepare for the future. Therefore, please take a moment and provide us with your valuable feedback so we can better serve the educational needs of our students and families.
To take the survey please CLICK HERE
ONLINE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE NOW
Due to the coronavirus, the following information pertains to registration opportunities for 2020-2021 school year. Please note unless you have requested hard copies of registration materials to complete because your family is without a computer or internet access, we are requesting that registration be completed online.
NEW FAMILY REGISTRATION TO FLORENCE SCHOOL
If your family is new to Florence School District, and you do not currently have any students enrolled at any of our schools, please begin the enrollment process by creating a new parent account when clicking the link below. Then click on “Create a New Account”. CLICK HERE
EXISTING FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT FAMILIES
For current students or students returning to the district, please use your existing ParentVue account to re-enroll your child for the 2020-2021 school year.
If you have any problems please contact your child's school for assistance.
Public Notice – Boundary Changes
The Florence Unified School District is proposing to expand the boundary for Skyline Ranch K8 to include the new Fulton Home development located [west of Kelly Dr., east of S. Caballero Dr., South of Empire Blvd., North of Hunt Hwy] CLICK HERE to view images of the current and proposed boundary changes as well as an interactive map that can be used to further examine the proposed change.
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.
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).