How TUSD plans to handle school when walkout ends

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Specifically within Tucson Unified School District, officials say that when teachers head back to campus and school is back in session they expect to return to business as usual. One thing that may change because of the walkout, though, would be contract time. TUSD officials said they may have to add ... Read more

Cross Cultural

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Borderlands Art Exhibition, composed of 14 art pieces created by high school students in the Tucson Unified School District, included images of flags, social justice symbols and butterflies—a dominant symbol in the artwork, representing freedom and migration. "No matter what you create, the border is ... Read more

Arizona Legislature passes state budget, including #RedForEd teacher pay-raise plan

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The measure most affects property owners in the Tucson Unified district. It would cause that district to either raise levies or forgo $16 million. A late addition to the plan, passed early Thursday in both chambers, added $500,000 for a so-called "freedom school" at Northern Arizona University. That would ... Read more

Lawmakers start debate on budget, handful of school districts remain closed

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PHOENIX -- Wednesday night in Phoenix, lawmakers debated a state budget for fiscal year 2019 that will include hundreds of millions in new funding for education. Some school districts including Tucson Unified, Amphi and Marana will remain closed Thursday. A proposed tax increase against TUSD ... Read more

Update: TUSD, Amphi & others call off Thurs. classes as Leg stalls school budget vote

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Remaining closed for a sixth day will be Tucson Unified School District, Marana Unified School District and Amphitheater Unified School District. Some area districts had been preparing to resume classes on Thursday, including Marana and Amphi. Officials at those districts said that classes won't ... Read more

Arizona Teacher Walkout: What Districts Are Closed On Thursday

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... Phoenix Elementary School District; Roosevelt School District; Scottsdale Unified School District – All schools but two will be closed; Sunnyside Unified School District; Tempe Elementary School District; Tucson Unified School District; Washington Elementary School District; Yuma Elementary School ... Read more

Local leaders decry budget as attack on Pima County taxpayers

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The proposed state budget, which lawmakers debated late into the night Wednesday, would force local property owners to pony up funding that the state is now paying to cover the cost of Tucson Unified School District's desegregation tax. The provision would shift more than $16 million in taxes from the ... Read more

School closures: Which of Tucson’s major districts are open, closed on Thursday

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Will re-open when walkout ends. Tanque Verde Unified School District: Re-opened Wednesday, operating on half-day schedule through Thursday. Tucson Unified School District: Closed Thursday. Will re-open when walkout ends. Vail Unified School District: Re-opened Tuesday on a full-day schedule. Read more

Proposed budget would hike property tax in TUSD

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As Arizonans await a vote on a proposed state budget designed to fund education, one provision of that budget could cost homeowners who live within Tucson Unified School District boundaries. The budget proposal would mean homeowners in TUSD would be on the hook for more than $16 million ... Read more

UPDATE: TUSD, Marana schools to remain closed Thursday

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... Carden of Tucson · Continental Elementary School District (Green Valley) · Tombstone Unified School District · St. David Unified School District #21 (St. David) · Fort Huachuca Accommodation Schools · Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District (Preschools at Mammoth and First Avenue will be ... Read more