Tag: Flagstaff Unified School District

Iowa educator picked as new superintendent of FUSD. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| March 29, 2017
Iowa educator picked as new superintendent of FUSD. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The FUSD Governing Board announced Saturday that they have entered into superintendent negotiations with Michael Penca, one of two finalists interviewed by the board, staff and students in Flagstaff Wednesday. He is expected to start July 3.

Penca currently serves as the interim superintendent of the Mason City Community School District in north central Iowa under a one-year, $173,000 contract that expires July 31. He has worked in Mason City schools for 20 years and was hired by the board last June after it bought out the contract of the previous superintendent on short notice.

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FUSD March 2016 newsletter

| March 8, 2017
FUSD March 2016 newsletter

• FUSD Offers a Wide Variety of High School CTE Options
• FUSD Teachers Explain “Why I Teach”
• STEM City and Viola Awards
• Multiple Art Displays

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FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000

| March 8, 2017
FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000

The school year hasn’t ended and the new local minimum wage hasn’t taken effect yet but the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board is already considering budget options for the next fiscal year.

FUSD Director of Finance Scott Walmer presented the board with three budget scenarios involving the minimum wage increase to $12 an hour in July.

The district has more than 1,500 employees, including those who work programs that have their own funding sources. Approximately, 570 employees would see an increase in their wage to $12 an hour in July.

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Chairs for Change: Helping girls around the world. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| February 22, 2017
Chairs for Change: Helping girls around the world. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

A group of Coconino High School and Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy students and local artists are raising funds to put girls around the world in classroom chairs by building, decorating and auctioning off … chairs.

Each student or artist or group can either build a chair or redecorate an old chair. The chairs are auctioned off each year at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The funds raised by the Chairs for Change auction go to different nonprofit groups that support education for young women and girls in countries across the world.

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FUSD February 2016 newsletter

| February 8, 2017
FUSD February 2016 newsletter

• Congratulations Viola Nominees
• FHS A Case Study In Readiness
• FUSD Mobile App
• FUSD Teachers Named “Dreamstarter Teacher” By Olympian Billy Mills and Running Strong for American Indian Youth

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FUSD January 2016 newsletter

| January 10, 2017
FUSD January 2016 newsletter

FUSD is looking forward to a successful second semester
Students from 3 FUSD schools featured in national video
FUSD STEM emphasis helps student success
Column: Motivating reluctant readers

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2016 in review: Leadership at FUSD turns over

| January 4, 2017
2016 in review: Leadership at FUSD turns over

A divisive ballot measure aimed at giving an immediate funding boost to district and charter schools became the biggest issue surrounding K-12 education in 2016.

Proposition 123, which was enacted by voters in a special election in May, brought about $1.7 million into the Flagstaff Unified School District in 2016, an increase of about 8 percent.

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FUSD is hiring for the 2017/2018 school year!

| December 14, 2016
FUSD is hiring for the 2017/2018 school year!

FUSD is hiring for the 2017/2018 school year! Please share this post to help us find the best possible candidates for the roles of Superintendent of Schools and Director of Exceptional Student Services! With us, you can make a difference in the lives of students every day! To apply, please visit: www.fusd1.org

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FUSD employees back Dirksen in superintendent search. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| November 16, 2016
FUSD employees back Dirksen in superintendent search. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

After a standing room only crowd attended the Flagstaff Unified School District governing board meeting Tuesday night, many voicing their support for current interim superintendent Dave Dirksen, board members are weighing their options for a superintendent search.

District spokeswoman Karin Eberhard said the board is seeking legal advice to determine if current members can hold an executive session of the board with newly elected members to discuss the steps to take with a superintendent search. The board will have at least two new members in January, with one race between an incumbent and a challenger still too close to call.

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Paul Kulpinski Resigns FUSD Governing Board Seat for Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff

| October 26, 2016
Paul Kulpinski Resigns FUSD Governing Board Seat for Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff

Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board Member, Paul Kulpinski resigned his board seat to become the first Partnership Director of LAUNCH Flagstaff.

Along with his letter of resignation, he also filed a voluntary statement of withdraw as a candidate for re-election in the November 8th General Election.

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