Employees, volunteer of the month thanked by local school district

Pat Smith, Desert Vista Elementary School principal, presented employee and volunteer of the month awards at the March 21 Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board meeting. Receiving the classified (non-teacher) employee of the month award was Maria Chaparro. Principal Smith praised her, stating, “Maria is our receptionist, so she is the first face you […]

7 markers show impact of 4-day school week

When the Apache Junction Unified School District moved to a four-day work/school week in July 2015, many parents and community members were concerned that the quality of learning would decline. AJUSD Governing Board members were also concerned and requested that statistics be tracked on eight markers to document the effects of the schedule change. Those […]