Archive for February, 2009

(Archived) GUHSD Affected by State Budget Crisis

In the last four years, district revenues have increased due to student growth and state base support level increases designed to provide for inflation and retirement increases. The state’s share of district revenues has increased due to student growth, inflationary funding, shifting of property tax responsibilities from business to the state, and legislative suspension of county equalization taxes. District expenditures have correspondingly increased, primarily due to inflationary increases in utility rates, retirement contribution rates, health care costs, special education, and transportation costs.


The district believes that the sound fiscal management demonstrated combined with the outstanding instructional and support staff contributes directly to the district’s 7 excelling and 2 highly performing schools. We believe that the 2008-2009 budget reductions will be managed with travel reductions, capital and hiring freezes, foregoing current capital needs, reduced professional development, and expenditure of carryover funds. Proposed 2009-2010 reductions will more substantially impact district operations and staffing.
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(Archived) Annual Golf Tournament

Saturday, March 7, 2009

8:00 a.m.

Sundance Golf Course
Buckeye, AZ

$100 per person
Includes: 18 holes of golf
Range Balls

For more information, contact Don DeBusk at 602-418-3250 or mail payment to
Citizens for Quality Education
4837 W. Bryce
Glendale, AZ 85301

(Archived) Blue Ribbon Citizens’ Committee Formed

On December 3, 2008, the GUHSD Governing Board authorized the superintendent, Dr. Jennifer Johnson, to form a Blue Ribbon Citizens’ Committee to present recommendations to the Governing Board on whether to call for an Maintenance and Operations Override renewal election and to recommend budget reductions should an election not be called for or if the election should fail. Because of the support from the GUHSD community, the district has been involved in an M & O override since 1990.

The committee, which was charged with 1) Consideration to call for an election and 2) Considerations for $7.2 million dollars in budget reductions if the override funding is not available next year. The committee unamiously voted to call for the election on November 4, 2009.

Public presentations are being planned to provide information and to gather input from our community. The format calls for the communities of three schools to gather at one location. Attendance and involvement in this decision making process is important to the students of GUHSD.

Monday, March 9 - Apollo, Glendale and Independence at Apollo High School, 8045 N. 47th Ave. (Auditorium)

Tuesday, March 10 - Cortez, Greenway and Moon Valley at Moon Valley High School, 3625 W. Cactus (Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 11 - Sunnyslope, Thunderbird and Washington at Sunnyslope High School, 35 W Dunlap (Auditorium)

All meetings begin at 6:30 pm.





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