Ajo Unified School District
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Red Raiders in the News

There's nothing we enjoy more than sharing good news about our wonderful students and staff members. And we have a lot of great things to share! Read all about student and faculty awards and accomplishments, past happenings, upcoming events, and so much more. 

On Campus Safe Area & COVID-19 Student Waiver

Per AZ Governor Ducey's executive order, public schools are required to have a safe area on campus for those students whose parent/guardian are essential workers and cannot stay at home alone. Before students can work on campus, the school office must have a signed waiver on file. Please see the waivers in both English and Spanish below. For more information, please contact the school office at (520) 387-7602 or the district office at (520) 387-5618.

School Reopening Protocol
Summary of Return to School Attendance Plan for 2020-21 School Year

At the July 8 governing board meeting, the board approved the administration's plan for students to return to Ajo Schools. We invite you to review the full plan document and a summary of the plan

The Ajo Schools will communicate more with parents and guardians in the weeks to come. Check our Facebook page and website for updates.

School Board Service Webinars

Interested in running for school board? The Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) commits to cultivating excellence in locally-governed school districts. We know the best way to guarantee a quality school in every Arizona community is a well-functioning, locally elected school board. As such, we commit to supporting the efforts of potential and future school board governing members. ASBA is providing the following webinars for anyone that desires running for the school board.

General overview on Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Intro of ASBA and thank you for considering serving on a school board
  • Legal basis for school boards
  • What do school boards do?
  • Qualifications for board service
  • The basics of board service
  • Team member roles in school districts
  • Rewards of board service

Getting on the ballot, fundraising and campaign discussion will be on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • Running for school board: legal requirements for getting on the ballot
  • What happens once I am on the ballot?
  • Campaigning 101
  • Fundraising
  • Getting your name out
  • Messaging
  • Campaign Materials (website, social media sites, signs, direct mail, phone calls and walks, automated calls or robocalls)

Once you become an elector, then what? Come find out on Tuesday, November 9, 2020, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  • What Can I Do Now? (participating in meetings, executive sessions, board updates, etc.)
  • ASBA's New Board Member Orientation Program
  • District Onboarding (see onboarding tool)
  • Organizational Meeting

After a recording of all webinars, we will send an email directly to registrants. To read more on becoming a board member please visit the Arizona School Board Associate Site on the following topics: 

For inspiring words from individuals who chose the school board path visit ASBA's youtube message. 

Average Teacher Salaries

Per Arizona Revised Statues 15-904.E, all school districts must publish the average annual salary of their current and previous year teachers. Please view our average teacher salaries, and contact the district office at (520) 387.5618 for more information.