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Districts announce Wednesday school closures

Posted at 12:17 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 18:33:09-04

Several school districts have announced that its schools will remain closed Wednesday and some even longer due to the ongoing teacher strike.

Tucson Unified School District

Tucson Unified School District will remain closed to students on Wednesday, May 2. This decision was made based on reported teacher absences for that day.

Warren Elementary School will remain on total shutdown. This is because the state mandates that schools provide a certain number of instructional minutes, and after three days of closures, Warren no longer had enough instructional minutes to support continued walkout days.

Employees affected by a total shutdown will not be able to use leave balances for absences unless they are 12-month employees.

If the walkout continues, more schools may be in this situation with instructional minutes. The Governing Board will meet tonight to weigh issues related to the walkout.

Makeup instruction plans will be determined when we know how much time will need to be recovered.

For all schools except Warren Elementary, Food Services will continue to offer meals to students up to 18 years. Breakfast will be available from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meals are free for children.

Breakfast is $2 for adults, and lunch is $3. Parents/guardians should accompany children. Schools will not be able to provide supervision. Children are allowed on campus only during meals.

All preschool programs and before- and after-school programs will also be closed. Fees will be credited for days closed due to the walkout. The Brichta and Schumaker centers will be open and will operate normally.

We have answers to the most common questions here on our website and on Facebook ( We will continue to update these platforms and send emails to parents and staff as information becomes available

Please send any other questions or concerns to

Amphitheater School District

In our discussions with our association leadership this morning, it was clear that resolution of the statewide teacher walkout is dependent on the budget vote in the legislature. We anticipate that vote sometime tomorrow and the legislature intends to adjourn on Thursday.

Therefore, we are announcing that ALL schools will reopen on THURSDAY, MAY 3. However, schools will continue to be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2.

We will need to make up the instructional time that has been missed during the closure. Please be assured that we are exploring all potential options to minimize the impact on the end of the year.

What we know right now is that we will need to extend our existing school days by a number of minutes each day, as well as cancel all scheduled early out days on Tuesdays.

We will be sending more detail to you on what this will mean once the calculations have been completed.

Thank you for your patience during this very challenging time. We appreciate your support and we can't wait to see your children back on Thursday.

Catalina Foothills School District

All CFSD schools will be closed beginning Wednesday, May 2 but reopen Thursday, May 3.

Sunnyside Unified School District

All SUSD schools will be closed May1-4

Marana Unified School District

All Marana schools anticipate reopening on Thursday, May 3. Reminder: All Marana schools remain CLOSED Wednesday, May 2.

Tanque Verde Unified School District

Dear Tanque Verde Unified School District Parents and Guardians,

The statewide walkout is ongoing and a number of our staff members plan to remain out of the classroom for the time-being. However, we understand the importance of resuming classes for our students, families and hourly staff members. Therefore, the District has determined the following. 

All TVUSD schools will reopen Wednesday, May 2nd 

TVUSD will follow an Early Release Schedule at all schools 

on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd

Flowing Wells Unified School District

Dear Flowing Wells Families and Community,

Based on information we have today, the majority of our teachers have reported absences for Wednesday, May 2. Therefore, we have determined we cannot appropriately supervise students, and Flowing Wells will be closing District schools.

Nogales Unified School District

Dear Nogales Unified School District Parents and Families,

This notice is to provide an update regarding the closure of NUSD schools. 
A significant number of staff have already reported absences for 
Wednesday, enabling the District to determine that NUSD lacks adequate 
staff to safely provide instruction on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Therefore, 
all schools will be closed for instruction on Wednesday.

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.

Mammoth Unified School District

All Mammoth-San Manuel Schools will be having a full regular schedule tomorrow ( Wednesday, May 2). Normal start times and release times.

Sahuarita Unified School District

SUSD schools will open on a half-day schedule for the balance of the week beginning Wednesday, May 2, 2018. 

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

All SCVUSD35 schools will continue to be open and operating on a regular schedule Wednesday, May 2, 2018.