This Week in TUSD | Email Newsletter
In an effort to highlight and show the district's support for its employees, Tucson Unified will honor the "best of the best" by recognizing them honor the "best of the best" by recognizing them at the Celebration of the Stars on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
We're currently accepting nomination packets from schools and departments. Nominations due March 31, 2017! See the Celebration of Stars page for more information and the nomination packets!
Don't miss our job fairs this spring! We'll be hiring on-site. More information >>
We are now ready for your feedback on the draft 2017-2018 Code of Conduct. We'll share your feedback with the Governing Board. The new Code of Conduct will be presented to the Governing Board at the January 31, 2017 Board meeting. Learn more, read the Code, and share your feedback!
Printable Flier (in PDF)
The annual Team Weight Loss Challenge is coming up! Get ready to participate. More information about Team Weight Loss >>
At the Dec. 13, 2016 board meeting, the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board approved employee raises for the 2017-2018 school year. Employees will see the raise next school year when they will be advanced one step on their assigned salary schedule. Classified employees can expect a 1% raise through their step increase. This increase may be in addition to any pay increase and/or step increase subsequently agreed to during further negotiations for the 2017-2018 school year. More information >>
If you worked for Tucson Unified School District during the 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 or 2015-2016 school years and were eligible for a Fund 12 payment under the applicable 301 Pay for Performance Plan, then you can now be hired and placed into a classroom teacher position, subject to district hiring policies and procedures, and you can participate in the 301 Pay for Performance Plan for 2016-2017. More information >>
Are you interested in figuring out ways that you can use more technology in your classroom with your students? Classroom teachers are encouraged to enroll in the Instructional Technology study group on TrueNorthLogic (class #28058). More information >>
TUSD teachers and other employees who work with students! Come to the Textbook Distribution Center, 480 S. Campbell Ave, on the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to pick up free materials! All TUSD employees who work with students are invited! (Bring your TUSD ID badge.)
We are excited to announce the second payment for the 2015-2016 school year 301 Performance Pay is scheduled to be paid on the Friday, November 18, 2016, paycheck.
Thank you, TEA and Tucson Unified Finance! Your continued support and collaboration is greatly appreciated.
To be eligible for the second payment of 2015-2016 SY 301 Plan, you must have received the first payment of the plan.
Please contact Pam Dominguezwith any questions regarding your 301 Performance Pay.
You may have heard that we've begun the process of moving to a new web system for our school and district websites. You can learn more about this through the New Web System FAQ. If you still have questions after reading the FAQ, please email email@example.com or fill out the online question form on the FAQ page.
We've gone live with Synergy®, the new Statewide Student Information System. This system provides principals, teachers, parents, and students with data at their fingertips. More information about our Student Information System >>Employee Login to Synergy >>
Tucson Unified School District will pay a Dual-Language Recruitment and Retention Incentive Stipend of $2500 that will be available to new-to-the-District incoming certified teachers and to certified teachers who currently work for the District that meet specific criteria. Learn more about the Dual Language Incentive>>
The Work Calendar includes start and end dates for classified, certified, food service, transportation, and school safety employees.
Attention juniors and parents of juniors: In 2015, the Arizona legislature passed the American Civics Act (House Bill 2064) requiring the graduating class of 2017 to pass a civics test based on the United States Immigration and Naturalization civics questions. Students will be required to score 60% or higher in order to graduate from high school or obtain a high school equivalency certificates. Students may retake the test as many times as necessary to pass. Students receiving special education services are exempt from obtaining a passing score unless required by an IEP.
To prepare for this test, please this Study Guide for Arizona Civics Test.
For more information, see this Presentation (in PDF).
Are you looking for a new or different position with Tucson Unified? Check out the job site!
The "Employment" button in the top navigation bar of the TUSD website now leads to this new website. If you are looking for the Human Resources materials and information that were accessed through that button, please use the Directory to navigate to Human Resources, or visit the Human Resources department pages.
Through TUSD's new ERP, employees can access and update much of their information! Take a look at the training materials to find out how to get started with Self-Service! Employee Self-Service Training Materials >>
TUSD has introducing a new time keeping system to help ensure that all hourly staff are compensated for the time they work. Hourly employees will clock in and out to record their work time by swiping their photo ID badges at an electronic time clock terminal or by signing into a timekeeping web application from any networked computer in the district.
Learn more about this new system through the Time Clock Information and Training web pages >>
If you have a concern regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual assault, please report your concern through the Sex Discrimination/ Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Assault Reporting Form. When submitted, this form will be emailed to the Title IX coordinator in the Student Equity Department for further action. You can reach the Title IX coordinator at (520) 225-4316.
Participating in the TUSD Wellness Incentive Program will qualify you for rewards and premium rebates the following plan year, plus assure that you are taking positive steps towards preventing disease and living healthier. More information about the Wellness Incentive Program >>
Check out the curriculum materials!
Tucson Unified's Infant & Early Learning Centers for children ages 6 weeks to preschool-aged provides affordable, quality care and programs for your young children. Register now in our Infant & Early Learning Centers to take advantage of this excellent and affordable program. For more information, see the Infant & Early Learning Center web pages.