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Important Message From Our Superintendent
There has been a great deal of media coverage and social media activity about the Arizona Educators United #RedforEd initiative involving teachers and others engaged in activities to bring attention to the issue of low public education funding in Arizona.
Teachers and community members have joined their voices to this cause. You may have seen groups of staff assembling on public sidewalks near our schools and then walking into their schools to begin the day. The walk in gatherings have been before school and did not have an impact on the regular school day. We want to commend our teachers for the professional way they have handled themselves and for the respect they have shown our students and families.
Governor Ducey has proposed a plan that would provide teacher pay increases and help provide funding for District Additional Assistance (DAA). DAA provides monies for capital items such as buses, buildings, computers, textbooks, and classroom materials. The Arizona State Legislature will need to draft legislation and vote on the governor’s proposed budget before next year’s funding is assured.
According to social media posts and media reports, the Arizona Education Association and Arizona Educators United #RedforEd organizers have suggested a potential school walkout. We are working to find alternatives that will support our teachers, but avoid disrupting the school day for students.
We strongly encourage you to please read Superintendent Freeman's letter in its entirety.
Parents, as the month of April begins so does AzMERIT and state testing. Students in grades 3 - 8 will be testing in the areas of math and language arts. These high stake assessments allow us to measure your child’s grow from year to year as well as determines our school letter grade. To prepare our students for these tests, please help with the following:
Thank you for your support!
Please join us for our combined band and choir spring concert on Wednesday, May 16. We look forward to sharing our music with you!
Notice of Pesticide Application
If applicable, please view our notices of pesticide applications.
Tax Credit Information
Reduce your Arizona state tax by contributing to Littleton Elementary District schools! The state of Arizona allows taxpayers to take advantage of wonderful tax credits. Please consider donating to the Littleton Elementary District schools. Simply download, print, and return a tax credit form to the district office or any one of our schools today. Our goal is to double the amount collected last year. We need your help to accomplish this! Remember, a tax credit is better than a tax deduction.
Art Education Page
We have a new district Art Education page. We will be adding new things to the page in the coming weeks, so visit often.
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