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  • If you, or someone you know, needs special assistance with a disability to access any content on this web site, please contact our Special Education department at (480) 279.7059 or sped@husd.org. For other, general district questions, please call (480) 279.7000.


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  • Higley Governing Board Calls for Special Maintenance & Operations Budget Override Election, Nov. 3, 2015
     
    On June 24, 2015, the Higley Unified Governing Board voted to adopt a resolution ordering all matters necessary for a 15 percent maintenance and operations budget override election to be held on Nov. 3, 2015. If approved, the maintenance and operations override would allow the district to increase its budget by 15 percent of the state’s Revenue Control Limit.
     
    The Higley Unified School District governing board has requested a 15 percent maintenance and operations budget override to:
     
    Increase teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
    • Maintain and improve elementary specials such as arts, music and physical education, and athletics and arts;
    Provide staffing to reduce average class sizes;
    • Support gifted, special education and all day kindergarten;
    • Provide education resources to classrooms.

    With adoption of the resolution, the district has posted a request for arguments for and against the proposed override increase in fiscal year 2016/17 and subsequent fiscal years budgets to be considered by the voters of Higley Unified School District. Any person interested in providing any such argument is hereby requested to provide it to the County School Superintendent of Maricopa County before 5 p.m. Aug. 7.
     
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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.


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  • FY16 Budget Hearing scheduled
     
    The Governing Board of the Higley Unified School District has scheduled the Truth in Taxation and budget public hearing for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday July 15. The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.


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  • Higley Board approves elementary school early release Wednesdays
     
    The Higley Unified School District governing board voted 5-0 on May 27 to approve an early release (1 p.m.) every Wednesday at elementary schools to allow time for teacher instructional planning. The new schedule will begin the first week of classes. The first day of school is July 27, 2015.
     
    The plan was recommended to the governing board to return planning time to teachers that has been lost over the last few years.
     
    Parents who would like after-school care may register for the Community Education Department’s Kids Club program, available at all elementary schools on early release days for $20. Care is available 1 to 6 p.m. Information and registration is on the Community Education website or by calling (480) 279-7055.
     
    Middle schools and high schools will continue with early release/professional development days already scheduled. Please see the district’s calendar for more information.
     
    Thank you for your patience as we move to this new schedule.


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  • Want to enroll?
     
    Beginning June 1, student enrollment for elementary schools and middle schools can be submitted at the District Office, 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert. Hours will be 7:30 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday until July 2. New high school enrollment forms may be submitted at Higley or Williams Field campuses Mondays through Thursdays at times posted on their websites.
     
    Elementary and middle school offices reopen July 7. Registration may be completed at the schools at that time.
     
    To register, please bring in: Child’s birth certificate, child’s immunization record, proof of residency (house contract, rental or lease agreement, electric bill, etc.), driver’s license and completed registration packet (available at husd.org/enrollment).


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    • District, school office summer hours
    • Beginning Monday, June 1, all district and high school offices will operate on a summer Monday-Thursday schedule. Middle schools will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Elementary school offices are closed.

      The District Office will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please see school websites for additional information. Elementary school offices will reopen July 7.

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  • Board follows federal mandate to raise lunch price 10 cents
     
    The Higley Unified School District Governing Board complied with the federal requirements requiring a raise of 10-cent increase to elementary, middle and high school lunch prices beginning in July 2015 with the new school year.
     
    The price rate increases are required to follow the federal standard known as the “paid lunch equity requirement.” To meet the requirement that the district’s average paid lunch price be less than the difference between the free and paid federal reimbursement rates, a district must either raise lunch prices or subsidize meals through the use of nonfederal funds. This mandate is in place for at least the new two school years.
     
    This change amounts to the following lunch prices for the 2015/16 school year:
    Elementary and preschool: $2.55
    Middle school: $2.90
    High School: $3.05


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  • Preschool information and registration for 2015/16 school year
     
    Higley Unified School District is offers quality early learning programs at two state-of-the-art Early Childhood Development Centers on the campuses of Cooley and Sossaman Middle Schools.
     
    Tours will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following dates at both sites:
    • Wednesday, June 24;
    • Thursday, July 2;
    • Thursday, July 9; and
    • Thursday, July 16.
    During that time, new families may complete application forms for the next school year, which begins July 27, 2015.

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  • Summer Programs 2015 
     
    We are excited to announce registration is open for summer programs. Options begin June 1 for all ages. See our Community Education page for more information.


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  • Calling all future kindergartners!

    Beginning Monday, June 1, registrations will be accepted at the district office, 2936 S. Recker Road. See our Kindergarten Round-up Website for more information.


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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations.
     
    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.
     
    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.
     
    More information about this federally–funded program is here.
     

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  • HUSD Now Hiring

    Higley Unified School District is currently hiring for a number of positions, including classroom aides, crossing guards, lunch aides, substitute nurses and teachers, substitute custodians, custodians and bus drivers. The district’s contracted food services company – Southwest Foodservice Excellence – is also hiring.
     
    Click here to learn more.


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  • Mandarin Immersion Program 2015/16

    Coronado Elementary School is accepting  students in kindergarten, first and second-grade for its Mandarin Choice Program for the 2015/16 school year.

    Parents and families can learn more about the program during upcoming meetings at Coronado, 4333 S. DeAnza Blvd., Gilbert. A list of upcoming meetings can be found at www.husd.org/mandarin.


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  • Higley Schools All Earn A Ratings from Arizona Department of Education

    All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
    Arizona Department of Education
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings.

    The news was announced as nearly 12,000 students in preschool through high school began their first day of the 2014-15 school year.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     
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Higley Unified School District is a community of schools that share a common commitment to education and achievement for our youth and a sense of well-being for all. We focus on providing continuity from preschool to high school and offer a well-rounded education with academics, music, arts, languages, athletics, physical education, technology, and character education.
 
Our performance meets and exceeds state standards in academics, and our students are champions both on and off the field. We are tenaciously focused on each student's learning, and we take the guesswork out of education with data-driven instruction and accountability.
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