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#RedforEd Day 5: Districts reopening schools

Posted at 3:54 PM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 13:47:24-04

Tucson Unified School District

On Tuesday evening, the Governing Board voted to close all schools to students and employees effective Wednesday and until the walkout ends. This measure will end the day-to-day announcements the district has had to make thus far.

While two teacher groups (AEA and AEU) have said teachers will return Thursday if the governor’s budget is passed, as of Tuesday evening, we had not heard this information from our local teacher group. We will remain closed until enough of our employees return to work to safely operate our schools.

Amphitheater School District

All schools in the Amphitheater district will remain closed tomorrow (Thursday, May 3).

Catalina Foothills School District

Schools are closed Thursday and will remain closed throughout the walkout.

Sunnyside Unified School District

Dear Sunnyside Families—

We have become aware that a prolonged state educator walkout is inevitable.

As word of extended walkouts in other schools and districts continues, the Sunnyside Unified School District has made the difficult decision to close our schools from May 1 through May 4 due to student safety concerns. It is not viable to keep our schools operating without adequate staffing.

Marana Unified School District

The Marana Unified School District announced that with the lack of progress with the budget approval process and the large number of absences for tomorrow, all 18 Marana schools will remain CLOSED Thursday, May 3 and REMAIN CLOSED until the walkout ends. 

Tanque Verde Unified School District

Dear Tanque Verde Unified School District Parents and Guardians,

This is notification of the TVUSD school schedule for the remainder of the week.

Thursday, May 3rd will be a half-day early release

Friday, May 4th will be a full day

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Flowing Wells Schools will be open on Thursday! We can't wait to see our students tomorrow.

Sierra Vista Unified School District


While the state budget, which includes changes to education funding has yet to be approved, we will remain closed on Wednesday, May 2.

We can also announce that we will reopen on Thursday, May 3.

Sahuarita Unified School District

SUSD will run on the half-day schedule for the rest of this week, May 2-4, 2018. This will help to manage the transition back, especially given anticipated reduced staffing.