With the Governing Board adoption of the school year budget, the Flagstaff Unified School District has an average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 of $50,560. As a comparison, the average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 was $48,639, an increase in average teacher salaries from the previous year of $1,921 or a percentage increase of 4%.
The Flagstaff Unified School District approved the contracts for three administrators in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Patrick Fleming was hired as the Director of Transportation and Lawrence Watson will now serve as the Assistant Principal for Flagstaff High School. Tari Popham will continue to serve as the Sinagua Middle School principal after participating in SmartSchools, a phased retirement program, during the 2018-2019 school year.
In compliance with §15-905.01, Arizona Revised Statutes, Flagstaff Unified School District is notifying its property taxpayers of Flagstaff Unified School District’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over the current level to pay for increased expenditures in those areas where the Governing Board has the authority to increase property taxes for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019.
"In the coming years, Flagstaff residents could see a lower property tax rate than projected: the bonds fetched an interest rate of 2.13%, compared to the 4-5% used in the projections."
As part of Flagstaff Unified School District’s continued pursuit of providing effective learning environments, the Instructional Technology Team will be featuring educators who are using technology to enhance student learning. Our final feature for the 2018-2019 school year is a conversation with Jenny Stearns, a Computer Technology & Computer Science teacher at Mount Elden Middle School. She has been recognized as a leader in the district for her efforts to bring future ready learning opportunities to students.
"Sometimes needed support can be found without leaving the house, as revealed by a number of graduating Summit High School students, who credit their families for shaping their past and future as they leave high school to seek careers."