Governor Ducey Rescinds Mask Order For K-12, Leaves Decision To The Districts

Governor Doug Ducey, along with state health officials, have rescinded orders that direct K-12 schools in Arizona to require masks. Ducey said in a statement, even though the mask order is rescinded, “K-12 school districts and charter schools still maintain the right to institute and enforce policies to mitigate against COVID-19 spread, including the use […]

FUSD Governing Board Approves Phased Return To In-Person Learning In March

The Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board met Tuesday night to discuss a possible plan to return to in-person learning and allowing parents to attend sporting events. The plan to return to in-person schooling would allow staff and students in the district to return to school in stages beginning with teachers on March 8th, if […]

Cheryl Mango-Paget Named Coconino County Superintendent Of Schools

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors has appointed Cheryl Mango-Paget as Coconino County Superintendent of Schools effective immediately. Mango-Paget has served as the Associate Superintendent for Coconino County since 2012 and holds a certificate to teach in schools in the state of Arizona, and holds Arizona administrator and superintendent certifications. Mango-Paget has classroom experience as […]

Governor Ducey Talks Unity, COVID-19 And Economy In State Of The State Address

Governor Doug Ducey delivered his State of the State address Monday afternoon. Ducey started his address by talking about the rioting at the U.S. Capitol building last week. He says “with resilience and compassion, we move forward, allowing nothing to get in our way, and showing in the end the best kind of unity there […]

Schools In Prescott, Prescott Valley Move Classes To Distance Learning

Schools in Prescott and Prescott Valley will move to distance learning due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Yavapai County. Officials with the Prescott Unified and Humboldt Unified school districts decided Tuesday to go all online through January 4th. Prescott schools will transition to at-home instruction starting Wednesday, while Humboldt schools will transition starting […]

Coconino County Is Very Close To Meeting All Three Benchmarks For Schools

Coconino County is very close to meeting all three benchmarks when it comes to schools being able to return to in-person instruction. New numbers released Thursday indicate the county has met two of the three benchmarks with less than 100 cases per 100-thousand for two weeks and two straight weeks with hospital visits for COVID-like […]

FUSD To Revisit Reopening Plan Tonight

The Flagstaff Unified School District will discuss a reopening plan again tonight at its governing board meeting. Last week, Superintendent Michael Penca announced three options for parents to choose from when students return to school on August 13th. However, the state moved the start of school back until August 17th earlier this week. Option one […]

State Education Department Releases Recommendations For Schools To Reopen

The Arizona Department of Education released its recommendations Monday to help guide school districts and charter schools go through a reopening plan for the new school year. The “Roadmap for Reopening Schools” covers several topics and helps districts and charters prepare for four different scenarios. Scenario One is all students back to classrooms as normal. […]