Superior District & School News
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The November 3 ballot contains two items (Prop 447 and Prop 448) for the Superior Unified School District. Prop 447 is a continuation of the budget override for the maintenance and operations budget. This money directly supports the day-to-day operations of the schools and their programs. This budget override has been in place for over 20 years and is necessary for the district to operate at its current levels. An antiquated state funding formula and declining enrollment have made it necessary to pass budget overrides. A yes vote on prop 447 will allow the district to continue to support our students and programs.
Please take a moment to read Superintendent Stephen Estatico's complete letter regarding the November 3 ballot.
Superior Unified School District will begin hybrid-learning starting Monday, October 19. Students are being split into two groups, Group A and Group B. Group A will be attending school in person on Mondays and Tuesdays. Group B will be attending school in person on Thursdays and Fridays. Students will continue remote-learning on Wednesdays, as well as the days they are not attending in person. Students are still responsible for their attendance all five days of the week, whether they are in person or remote-learning. If your child is going to be absent, from either in person or remote-learning, please call the school office to excuse them. We will also continue to offer on-site learning as well. Please see the attachments for your child's group assignment.
Superior USD's Food Service Department will continue to distribute meals for the remainder of the remote learning process. You can pick up meals according to the locations and times on the lunch schedule for remote learning. Meals are available only to students enrolled in Superior Unified School District. We ask that all students picking up meals, please practice social distancing.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) recommend that reopening decisions be driven by the current prevalence of COVID-19 in the community and in consideration of the benchmarks released by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). The protocols that follow address the steps the district will implement to mitigate any risk once the decision to reopen for in-person classes has been made. The protocols are based on CDC guidelines and the enhanced social distancing measures described herein will be followed until guidance from Arizona officials indicates that relaxation of enhanced social distancing measures is appropriate. The district reserves the right to revise these protocols as needed based on guidance from state agencies and/or the CDC.
We will implement the protocols below across all district sites. We will also follow normal procedures for students who qualify for homebound or chronic ill services, as will normal procedures for employee requests for reasonable accommodation due to disability.
Superior Unified School District No. 15 of Pinal County, Arizona (the “district”), will hold a special 15% maintenance and operation budget override election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The total 15% budget override amount for the first year of the new override is estimated to be $418,204 and would be funded in that year by an estimated $1.46 tax rate per $100 of net assessed valuation used for secondary property tax purposes. The Pinal County School Superintendent will be preparing an informational pamphlet that will be mailed to households containing one or more registered electors within the district. Any persons wishing to submit an argument “for” or “against” the proposed 15% budget override (not to exceed 200 words) may do so by mail or hand delivery of the argument to the Pinal County School Superintendent’s office, 75 N. Baily Street, Building A, Florence, AZ 85132; telephone: (520) 866-6565.