MHS Start of School Information

Dear High School Parents and Students, Please click on the below link for important information for the start of school including attendance, grades, schedule, and other expectations. Thank you, Don Goodman – MHS...

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Fairbanks Middle School Distance Learnin…

Dear Fairbanks Middle School Community,   Please see the document below in regard to how Fairbanks Middle School is committed to providing an optimal learning experience to all students with their Distance...

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School Lunches for Distance Learning

Dear Parents, Morenci School District has had some inquiries about the possibility of providing school lunches during the period that Distance Learning is taking place. The cafeteria will reopen and begin...

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Important Notice

Dear Parents,
As you' re probably aware the Arizona Department of Health Services was required to set benchmarks for schools to consider for the physical reopening of schools. On Friday of last week these benchmarks were released as well as a report card for each county in Arizona. I have attached a copy of both of these documents.

The benchmarks reference three COVID data points over a two-week period:

  • Number of new cases
  • Percentage of positive tests
  • Number of hospital visits due to COVID like illness

Currently Greenlee County is in the red for the first two indicators and green for the last indicator. This is based on the two period from July 12 to July 25. It is our understanding that more recent COVID data in Greenlee County is t rending down. After meeting with local health officials the decision has been made to bump the target date for the physical reopening of schools to Monday, August 31st. As noted, this is a target date, we will continue to monitor how these benchmarks are trending in Greenlee County.

This means that instruction will continue through the Distance Learning Model until at least August 28th and through the Morenci Digital Pathway through the first semester. We will be providing more information as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact your child's principal.

Sincerely, David Woodall

AZ Department of Health Services Benchmarks

Dear Parents,
As previously communicated Morenci School District will be utilizing a Distance Learning Model for educating students until the targeted return date of August 31 st . The Governor’s most recent Executive Order requires that schools offer “onsite learning opportunities” for students that need a place to go effective Monday, August 17 th .

Morenci School District will provide a place for students that have this need. This on site opportunity will provide a safe space for your child to complete their work, access to school lunches and staff supervision during the regular school hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.). This is limited to families that have a critical need for this service.

If you are in need of this service, please contact your student’s building principal for additional information.

Morenci Unified School District is the largest school district in Greenlee County. We are located in Morenci, Arizona, a small rural mining community positioned 40 miles from New Mexico and 40 miles from Safford, Arizona.

Our goal is to help all students succeed at each grade level and graduate from high school well prepared for the next level of their educational journey. Our staff is dedicated to making our schools an exceptional place to learn. We believe we can ensure this by building supportive, positive relationships in a culture of academic excellence.

All of us – including cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance workers, instructional aides, computer technicians, teachers, administrators, office personnel and other staff are a team focused on supporting the continued academic and personal growth of each student.

We Mine the Future

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2021 (budget year)$48,980
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 (prior year)$46,780
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year$2,000
Percentage increase5%

The average salaries above reflect "base" salaries only. They do not reflect $3,500 in Propostition 301 Performance Pay that teachers are eligible to earn or $8,000 in additional performance pay that Morenci teachers may earn.

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