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The Mesa Unified School District governing board approved Tuesday night a $562.3 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which began July 1.
Many of the Mesa Junior High School buildings could come down starting in October, the Mesa Unified School District governing board was told last week.
All Mesa school district employees will receive a 3 percent increase in salary next school year.
Arizona school districts will be able to ask voters for more funds for building repair and construction under a plan lawmakers approved this month.
Arizona students will still take the AIMS next year, but at least in Mesa, students will not have to take districtwide tests because the current assessments do not follow new education standards that will be taught in all classrooms.
Each spring, the Mesa Unified School District's Research and Evaluation Department conducts a Quality Service Survey of all parents, all employees and a sample of students at each school.
School districts in the East Valley are working the numbers to figure how much they will have to pay utilities, pay teachers next year or spend on textbooks.
Mesa teachers showed up en masse to the district’s school board's April 9 meeting to show their support, but also remind them that it’s time for a raise.
About an hour after the school day ends, Mountain View High School Principal Craig Luketich leaves a meeting to take a walk around the Mesa campus. He doesn’t get two steps outside the main office doors when he stops to chat with a handful of young men. He then waves to a few other students, says hello to a parent coming on campus, and makes his way into the center of the large school.
Mesa Unified School District will need to hire another high school principal after first-year principal Tim Richard announced he will leave Westwood High School at the end of the school year.
Jordan Elementary School will close as a neighborhood campus at the end of the school year and become home to an early childhood education program, the Mesa Unified School District governing board decided Tuesday night.
Safety at Mesa schools could be improved by adding fencing, replacing chainlink fences with wrought iron fences and relocating offices to the exteriors of campus, the district’s security director told the governing board Tuesday night.
Mesa families at Eisenhower Elementary School learned Thursday what education may look like at the school next year if the district moves forward and creates a “creative and innovative” school on the campus.
Mesa Unified School District Superintendent Mike Cowan tells families at Eisenhower Elementary School about proposed changes to the campus next school year. The district wants to bring technology to the campus to improve individual learning, as well as bring students into the 21st Century, he said. School boundaries would not change.
A handful of Mesa Unified School District campuses could be converted next school year — one to house special needs programs and one to test creative education methods — under a plan proposed this week.
The first projects to be paid for by a recently approved $230 million school bond program in Mesa could include the demolition of Mesa Junior High School buildings and the purchase of 66 propane-operated vehicles, leaders said Tuesday night.
An education transformation is underway in Mesa.
Mesa school officials will analyze every campus to assess safety measures in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., shootings last month.
Three years ago, a tuba owned by the Mesa Unified School District was deemed unplayable by a repair store.
The Mesa Unified School District governing board told school leaders Oct. 2 to look at removing unused and older portable classrooms from elementary schools to help deal with pockets of declining enrollment in the district.
Mesa school officials are trying to come up with innovative ways to repurpose an elementary campus to align the needs of the community with dwindling dollars and students.
The Mesa school board was not ready to commit to the idea of closing elementary schools Tuesday without diving into more data from the district.
The Mesa Unified School District’s elected leaders will start examining elementary school enrollment and trends Tuesday, looking at whether or not there will be school closures or the merging of campuses in the future.
Mesa Unified School District hopes to upgrade its technology, repair aging buildings and renovate or rebuild transportation hubs if voters approve the sale of $230 million in bonds in November.
Mesa school and city leaders considering bond votes in November are moving closer to those decisions.