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Teacher Evaluation Classification Appeal Form (in PDF)

Work and Holiday Calendars for 2017-2018

The Work Calendar includes start and end dates for classified, certified, food service, transportation, and school safety employees, and the holiday calendar indicates holidays.

Work Calendar - 2017-2018 | Holiday Calendar - 2017-2018

Draft 2017-2018 301 Plan available for review

A draft plan for Proposition 301 disbursement for the 2017-2018 school year is available for review. The plan was created by a Prop 301 committee made up of teachers, principals, the TEA president and a district facilitator. At the 2017-2018 Prop 301 page, you can find links to the draft plan, a PowerPoint presentation created to explain the plan to the Governing Board on May 9, 2017, and five exhibits that accompany the plan.

Eligible employees will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed plan via a survey link. The link is scheduled to out by email on May 10. Once a final version is written, the plan will go out to vote, most likely during the week of May 15, 2017.

Update on 301 Pay for Performance Plan - March 31, 2017

Please see this flowchart and FAQ for important information about the 301 Pay for Performance Plan: 301 Payment Flow Chart and FAQ (in PDF)

Open Forums to Meet Dr. Trujillo

Tucson Unified educators, staff, and administrators: Come meet Dr. Trujillo, the interim superintendent. Upcoming open forums provide an opportunity for all staff (certified and classified) to meet Dr. Trujillo and also have an opportunity to ask questions for any concerns they may have or to share something positive. Multiple dates and locations across the district allow you to attend closer to your home, school, or work with your schedule.

We hope you come to one of these forums near you!

  • April 5th – Tucson High School Auditorium, 2:00-3:30 PM
  • April 12th – Santa Rita High School Auditorium, 3:30-5:00 PM
  • April 19th – Cholla High School Auditorium, 4:30-6:00 PM
  • May 3rd – Pueblo High School Auditorium, 3:30-5:00 PM - Cancelled
  • May 10th – Palo Verde High School Auditorium, 3:30-5:00 PM - Time change
  • May 17th – Sahuaro High School Auditorium, 3:30-5:00 PM
  • May 31st – Catalina High School Auditorium, 2:30-4:00 PM

Information on raises for the 2017-2018 school year

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 >>

301 Pay for Performance Plan amendment: Important information for former eligible employees

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 >>

Instructional Technology study group for Tucson Unified teachers

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 >>

Textbook Distribution Center Open House

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.)

301 Payment Notification for the 2015-2016 SY 301 Plan

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.

Synergy is Live. Attention Teachers: Enter assignment scores. Synergy calculates report card grades. Click to login

We're getting a new Web System!

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 webmaster@tusd1.org or fill out the online question form on the FAQ page.

Student Information System

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 >>

Dual Language Incentive for the 2016-2017 School Year

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>>

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TUSD Employees: Email answers@tusd1.org

If you need answers to questions about your work here at TUSD, email answers@tusd1.org. More information about answers@tusd1.org >>

Arizona Civics Test

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).

TUSD's Job Site

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.

Employee Self-Service Training Materials

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 >>

Time Clock Information and Training

Time Clock TimmyTUSD 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 >>

Sex Discrimination/ Sexual Harassment/ Sexual Assault Reporting Form

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.

TUSD Strategic Plan

TUSD Wellness Incentive Program

Wellness Incentive ProgramParticipating 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 >>

TUSD curriculum materials for ELA, math and science

Check out the curriculum materials!

TUSD Infant & Early Learning Centers

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.

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