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Laveen Schools Recognized for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Systems

Eight Laveen schools were recognized by PBISAZ for installing and sustaining Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) systems to improve the academic and behavioral outcomes of students. All eight received the highest level of award, Level 4, which recognizes schools with fidelity at all levels. The Laveen School District has more Level 4 awards than any other district in Arizona.

Congratulations to Laveen, M.C. Cash, Vista, Cheatham, Desert Meadows, Paseo Pointe, Rogers Ranch and Estrella Foothills!

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Committee Members Sought for Math Curriculum Adoption

Academic Services is seeking community members, teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators to serve in a leadership capacity to research and evaluate math programs for Grades K–8. Participants chosen for this role will be trained in evaluative criteria prior to reviewing programs and accompanying resources. Our first meeting dates are scheduled for September 21st and October 2nd at the Laveen Education Center, 5001 W. Dobbins.

To apply, community members, teachers, and instructional coaches must submit a brief letter of interest to their school principal by Thursday, September 7th. Letters of interest will only be accepted with principal approval. Please direct any questions to Dr. Tracy Watkins, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction at twatkins@laveeneld.org.

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Tony Berastegui Resigns from Governing Board

Laveen Governing Board Member Tony Berastegui announced he would be stepping down from the Governing Board so that his wife, Angelica, could pursue an employment opportunity in the district.

State statute prohibits the immediate family of governing board members to be employed by the district in which they serve.

 Mr. Berastegui’s resignation is effective as of August 18, 2023. 

The District has posted this governing board vacancy and is presently accepting applications. Visit the Board Vacancy page, to view the posting and download the application.

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Laveen Schools Launch New Communications Platform

The Laveen School District is transitioning to a new communications platform for the 2023-24 school year.

ParentSquare is a robust communications platform that combines tools such as email, text, classroom updates, sign-ups, scheduling, and updates into one easy-to-use platform.

Laveen families can download the app or log in to the dashboard. From there, you will see secure messages from your child’s teacher, classroom updates, classroom photo galleries, and school event calendars. You’ll be able to sign up for conferences and volunteer opportunities. If you have multiple children in our schools, you can see all these notifications at once or toggle between children to see relevant information for each individual child.

Learn more at www.LaveenSchools.org/Parentsquare

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