The district showed its best improvement and performance on AZMERIT in 2017-2018. It improved at a higher percentage than the state in both language arts and math in 4th, 5th 6th, 8th, 10th and 11th grades
New discipline policy returns classroom and school control to teachers and principals. Off campus suspensions are now allowed for fights, teachers can now remove disruptive students from class and administrators have more options to address disruptive students.
TUSD was declared as legally compliant and having partially met the requirements of the court order in 8 specific areas. It can no longer be said that TUSD is “fighting” with the plaintiffs or “refusing” to implement the USP. (Transportation, quality of education, administrative and certificated staff, student assignment, family and community engagement, extra-curricular activities, facilities and technology, accountability and transparency.)
At the close of the 2017-2018 SY, the classroom dollar percentage was 52.1% and the administrative expenditure percentage was 9.7%. For 2018-2019, administrative spending will fall to 9.0%.
Hundreds of high school students who have fallen behind on credits and would have left to charter schools are now taking advantage of extended day online learning their home TUSD high school. This has saved hundreds of students from leaving the district for charters.
This demonstrates an excellent partnership with Pima Community College and a commitment to college readiness.