FUSD Superintendent Has A Plan


By Chris Knutsen-Superintendent Florence Unified School District

Last week, the Arizona Education Association announced that teachers and school employees voted to hold a statewide “Walk Out” beginning next Thursday, April 26th. 

What does this mean?

The District administration has been apprised of plans for a “Walk Out” and will be meeting with teacher liaisons in order for District Administration to plan for student safety; however, school will continue as scheduled. If the legislature does not pass the Governor’s budget by Wednesday, April 25, teachers may “Walk Out”. 

As details of a “Walk Out” are released, the District will provide updates on the website and will send email and phone communications if needed.

The following plans are currently in place:

For student safety if a walk-out happens:

Schools will close during the “Walk Out,” and will continue being closed until the “Walk Out” is over.

Details about any make up time will be evaluated by administration and communicated through the school administrative teams once details are known.

All schools in the district will be closed to the public.

The District Office will run regularly scheduled hours, similar to fall and spring break.

AIA spring varsity level activities, such as practice, competition and tournaments, will continue as scheduled. Other District extracurricular programming, including celebrations, concerts and awards ceremonies, will continue as scheduled.

Prom will continue as scheduled.

Graduation ceremonies will take place as scheduled. Diplomas will be released when course requirements are met.

STEAM before and after school programs will be cancelled.

Use of campuses on Saturdays and Sundays pursuant to facility use agreements will still be honored.

We urge families to make plans for a possible school closure. I would urge you to call our local legislators to urge them to pass the Governor’s budget proposal.