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Articles from February 2022

CDC Releases New Guidance on Mask Requirements

On February 25 the CDC released new guidance stating masks are no longer necessary unless the local community is experiencing a high level of transmission or the healthcare system is seeing a significant increase in hospitalizations. Maricopa County is one of four Arizona counties that have dropped below the high-risk threshold and is currently in the “Medium” risk category.

This means that effective Monday, February 28, masks are no longer required in our schools or on our school buses, regardless of vaccination status. Students and staff may continue to wear a mask if they so choose.

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Visit our Safe Return to School page for more information Laveen’s response to COVID-19.

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Governing Board Signs Resolution Urging State Legislature to Override Aggregate Expenditure Limit

On Wednesday, February 9, Laveen’s Governing Board unanimously approved a resolution urging the Arizona State Legislature to immediately pass a resolution that singularly, with no other stipulations, overrides the Aggregate Expenditure Limit for the Fiscal Year 2022, and that the Arizona Legislature approves and the Governor signs a new law that provides a permanent solution to the Aggregate Expenditure Limit issue.

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Laveen School is an A+ School of Excellence

Congratulations to Laveen School for being named a 2022 A+ School of Excellence by the Arizona Educational Foundation!

The A+ School of Excellence program is a comprehensive school assessment program that celebrates outstanding public schools. Schools complete an extensive application which is then followed by site visits by members of the AEF. The A+ School of Excellence™ designation is valid for a three-and-a-half-year period.

Laveen School joins Vista del Sur Accelerated Academy, Rogers Ranch School, M.C. Cash School, and Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy in receiving this prestigious award.

Representatives from the Arizona Educational Foundation will present the school with an official banner.

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M.C. Cash Student Recognized as an Arizona Success Story

M.C. Cash student Roberto Alvarado has been selected as an Arizona Student Success Story and was featured at the Arizona Department of Education’s HOPE Conference 2021.   Roberto was selected for his dedication to academics and personal growth.

In the past year, Roberto’s teacher has seen him advance both his reading and math skills. He gives 100%  every single day. He has joined the school’s band program where he plays the trumpet.

Roberto always walks into class with a huge smile, a high five, and a hug. His kindness is exuberant. His helpfulness and willingness to try are unmatched in the classroom. His sensitivity for others and the way he looks out for those who need help are genuine. He is always the first to volunteer for any task. He is always so helpful with his friends, especially those who are at a lower level. He is constantly looking out for others who cannot always look out for themselves. He is determined, happy, and most importantly he is an amazing young man.

  Of the dozens of applications that were submitted, only four were selected as winners. Read more about Roberto at


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