Welcome to the online home of Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District! Nestled among the beautiful San Cayetano Mountains in southern Arizona, we are a high performing school district serving six rural communities. We boast small class sizes, excellent faculty and staff members, and a commitment to providing the best in education for students from preschool through 12th grade.
Please take some time to browse our website to learn more about our district. If you’re new to the area, we encourage you to visit our Welcome Center page, where you’ll find forms and information to help you get started in the enrollment process.
Notice of Election
Please contact Angie Alvarez at 520-375-8287 if your family lives in any of the following situations: (a) in a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground; (b) on the street; (c) in an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations; (d) doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing. Read more here>>>
Si su familia vive bajo una de las siguientes condiciones: (a) en un albergue, motel, vehículo, o parque para acampar; (b) en la calle o al aire libre; (c) en un edificio abandonado, remolque-residencia (trailer) u otro alojamiento inadecuado; (d) comparatiendo una vivienda con otra familia o algún pariente a causa de no poder encontrar alojamiento o por falta de recursos económicos. Para mas informacion comuniquese con Angie Alvarez al 520-375-8287 y ver el volante.
Dear Parents and Community Members:
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. This year we are welcoming over 3,450 students, along with 22 new teachers coming to us from Arizona, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Mexico and India. Now that the school year is underway, I have two important points I want to discuss.
First, throughout the year, I will be highlighting the values that define us as a successful school district. Last year, all SCVUSD35 employees worked together to identify the values we hold most dearly as teachers and employees responsible for providing the best possible education for our children. Our most fundamental values are positive attitudes and positive belief systems.
We believe that a positive attitude and positive belief system contribute significantly to success and happiness, outcomes we want for every student in our district. We want each child to believe in his or her ability to succeed, waking up every morning excited to attend school and engage in new learning and experiences. At the end of the school day, we hope each child can look back at the day’s accomplishments and feel a sense of satisfaction and growth.
We know there will be days that will bring challenges. We believe that a positive attitude – the “I can” attitude – and the successes of previous days will energize and fuel our children to make it successfully past any challenges they might face. That’s why a positive attitude and positive belief system is our most basic value.
My second point is that SCVUSD35 is asking for your help. This fall we will be conducting another M&O Override election. As you recall, our M&O Override election last year failed by a slight margin of only 42 votes. For this reason, the governing board has decided to pursue it again on November 8, 2016.
M&O stands for maintenance and operations, which is the district’s operating fund. The proposed M&O Override authorizes the district to spend above the state budget limit through local voter approval.
The district has an existing 5% override that was authorized in the November 2010 election and generated $594,964 for the 2016-2017 school year. Since this will cease in 2018 the district is now seeking a 7% override to generate approximately $1.2 million each year for the next seven years.
A tax levy supports the override on the taxable property within the district. The proposed 7% override is estimated to cost the taxpayer $0.95 per one hundred dollars of net assessed valuation for secondary property tax purposes.
With voter-approved continued funding, the district would be able to provide a level of educational services and programs for students and the community not funded by the state, including the following:
We are asking you to learn more about this issue, and discuss it with your family and community members. Most importantly, we encourage you to vote. The election will be on Tuesday, November 8.