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Important School Notice (October 22nd, 2020)

Dear Parents,

We have recently received inquiries about the recent spike in COVID cases across Greenlee County and how they may impact school.

Although COVID cases are increasing, there is currently no indication that the increase is a result of in person instruction. At this time there is no plan to move away from in person instruction, although that could change in the future.

The District is in contact with the Greenlee County Health Department daily to monitor COVID cases that may impact the school. Students who might have come into contact with someone positive for COVID are being asked to quarantine. If it has been determined that your child has been in close contact with someone testing positive for COVID, you will personally be notified by Morenci School District or the Greenlee County Health Department.

We need your assistance in maintaining in person learning, extracurricular activities and in keeping our community safe. You can help by:

  • Keeping sick children at home. If your child does not feel well or has a fever it is critical that they remain home.
  • School is a very safe place as everyone is wearing a mask. Please be diligent about safe practices outside of school.
  • Observe guidelines at all school activities and events. Morenci School District is hoping to provide students with a full slate of activities. This is only possible if spectators are willing to observe social distancing and mask guidelines at school events. We welcome you at all school activities, but please observe school safety guidelines.

Please know that we are carefully monitoring the data daily. Decisions will be made with the interests of your child’s health, safety and education in mind.

Dr. David Woodall

COVID & School 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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