Message From The Superintendent

  • Friday, July 24, 2020

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.

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    Hello athletes, parents, and guardians:
    The AIA has released an updated 20-21 return to play schedule for high school athletics.

    Golf – First practice-Aug. 17; First competition-Aug. 24; Championships-Oct. 26-29 (Div. I), Nov. 2-5 (Div. II)

    Cross Country – First Practice-Aug. 24; First Competition-Sept. 9; Championships-Nov. 12-13
    Swimming & Diving – First Practice-Aug. 24; First Competition-Sept. 14; Championships-Nov. 5-7
    Fall Soccer – First Practice-Aug. 31; First Competition-Sept. 16; Championships-Nov. 4-7
    Volleyball – First Practice-Aug. 31; First Competition-Sept. 21; Championships – Nov. 12-21

    Football – First Practice-Sept. 7; First Competition – Sept. 30-Oct. 3; Championships – Dec. 11/12 (4A-6A & Open)

    If you have any questions please contact your site athletic director.

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    Return To Learn Image CLICK HERE to view important information and updates on the 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan.

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    FUSD Athletics Logo Image Hello athletes, parents, and guardians,

    FUSD K8 Athletics will have a few changes for the upcoming year. Beginning this 20-21 school year, our first season sports will be basketball and cheer. If you are planning on trying out, make sure you are ready to go by completing all the required documents located in


    The 2020-2021 sports K8 sports seasons are as follows:

    • Season 1: Basketball-Cheer  CANCELLED
    • Season 2: Baseball/Softball
    • Season 3: Football/Volleyball/Cheer
    • Season 4: Soccer/Wrestling

    As a reminder, all sports are open to students grades 6th – 8th with the following exceptions:

    • Football, 7th and 8th grade only
    • Wrestling 4th – 8th grades

    This year, due to COVID-19, the AIA is allowing all returning athletes who have a physical from the 2019-2020 school year on file in to use the same physical for the upcoming 2020-221 school year. If you played a sport last year in FUSD you may use the same physical this year. However, if you did not play a sport, did not have a physical during the 2019-2020 school year, or are new to our district, you will need to get one before tryouts begin.

    We are excited for an amazing year! If you have any questions please contact your site athletic director.

    Thank you,
    Jeff Cox, M.Ed.
    Director of K12 Athletics/Community Education
    Florence Unified School District

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    Important Update icon CLICK HERE to view important information and updates on COVID-19 from Florence Unified School District.

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    Right At School icon 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.

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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:

    1. The average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 & 2019 include Prop 301 Base and Performance Pay.
    2.  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).