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2024-2025 School Calendar -- The School Board approved the 2024-2025 4-Day school calendar at the Board meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024. (click HERE to view the new daily schedule and the calendar)

4-Day Schoolweek 24-25

 

The growing concerns that go along with not being able to find enough teaching candidates has led the Safford Unified School District to discuss and consider how to recruit and retain fully certified teachers.  One path that more and more schools are taking is moving to a 4-day school week.   This includes schools in Graham County.  Our city, county, and even some private businesses have moved to a longer-day, 4-day work week.  Staff work longer hours on 4 of the days and get the benefit of another day off in the week.

 

After 3 board meetings and many discussions, the SUSD Governing Board voted 3-2 to make the change.  With a very limited number of substitute teachers available and a very small number of certified teacher applicants, SUSD is using the 4-day school week as a staff recruiting and retention tool.  We want certified teachers in our classrooms.

 

Attached is a link showing what next year’s calendar will look like.  We will gain Friday’s instructional hours back by students going an additional hour each day Monday-Thursday.  The schedules for schools will look very similar to what’s below based on instructional minute needs and graduation requirements.  



 

Start/End (Extra Help)

Class Hours

Extra Help for Students

Bus Pick Up

2nd Pick Up

SHS

7:30-2:58 (3:50)

7

3:00-3:50

3:00

4:05

SMS

7:30-2:53 (3:50)

7

3:00-3:50

2:53

4:00

DSS

8:20-3:27

7

Built into the day.

3:27

 

LNS

8:25-3:32

7

Built into the day.

3:32

 

RPS

8:30-3:37

7

Built into the day.

3:37

 

MGH

8:00-4:00

7

Built into the day.

   



 

Here is a link to next year’s SUSD Calendar:

 

2024-2025 School Calendar 4-Day Week