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Welcome

Welcome to the DUSD #27 Website!

We are excited and hope you enjoy visiting our website while you learn more about our schools, programs, and the many educational services we offer the students of southeastern Arizona.

And, while you're here, be sure to check out our many pages of informative resources with helpful links to learning tools for parents and students.


At Douglas Unified Schools we believe that through the combined efforts of involved parents, devoted teachers, dedicated staff and administrators, and enthusiastic students, "Every student can reach his or her highest potential".

 

Si usted desea alguna información en Español o la traducción de alguna de nuestras formas, favor de comunicarse al Centro de Inscripciones al teléfono (520) 224-2446 o puede visitarnos en el 1132 en la Calle 12, Douglas, AZ 85607.  Gracias

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Budget News
  • Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
    You are welcome to view the Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for the Douglas Unified School District #27 on the ADE Web Site.
  • AFR for 2012-2013

    The Annual Financial Report (AFR) is a report of expenditures made and revenues received for the School Year beginning July 1st and ending June 30th of the following year. The report is put together by our Business Department and approved by the Governing Board. You are welcome to view the 2012-2013 AFR on the Arizona Department of Education Web Site's School Finance page.

Truth in Taxation

DOUGLAS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT # 27 

Administrative Offices        1132 12th Street

Douglas, Arizona  85607 

(520) 364-2447     fax:  (520) 224-2470

               

 Taxpayers within Douglas Unified School District

 

RE:  2014-2015 Tax Rates

In the 2013-14 fiscal year, our tax rates dropped due to a calculation driven by forms developed at the state level and required to be used by statute.  This drop in the tax rate left DUSD and other school districts in Cochise County in a position where we have to make up for the lost revenue that took place as a result of the prior three year drop in property taxes.  

When informed of this discrepancy, several of the school districts in Cochise County worked closely with the County Supervisors, the County Treasurer, the County Schools Superintendent, and the County Attorney to minimize the impact of making up this revenue.  We have worked to make up this difference over a two year period versus a one year period, thus lessening the impact of a property tax increase in a single year.

Property tax payers will see an increase in property tax over the next two years simply to cover the decrease they saw last year.   This means property tax payers will pay the same sum they would have paid over a three year period, but not as evenly as we would like to have seen it.

Over time, the Arizona State Legislature has slowly transferred the burden of paying for public schools to local tax payers and this is evidence of such tactics.  The main cause of this sequence of events begins with the State Legislature shifting payments to schools into the fiscal year following the year in which expenses were incurred instead of meeting their obligations during the same fiscal year as had been practiced for decades.    For DUSD this means that $4.2 million that should have been paid by June 30,  was not paid until July 7th.

While we have been given a difficult situation to manage, we do want taxpayers to know many parties worked very hard to even out our tax rates and to prevent an increase that would drastically exceed last year’s  rate.

Respectfully,

Sheila Rogers

Superintendent

Message from the Superintendent

Welcome back to DUSD and the 2014/2015 school year! We are all very excited for a new year and a new beginning.

Our principals and District administrators have been very busy this summer getting everything ready for our students. The maintenance department has been working to get all of our buildings in good shape for the upcoming school year.

There have been a lot of changes with administrators in our schools for this year. I believe that we have put together an excellent team and that we will continue to build on our successes and work hard to continue to improve wherever is necessary. We have many challenges in education today, but with the right staff in place, I believe we can overcome those challenges.

We have many exciting things planned for this upcoming school year. We will keep you informed as the year progresses.

DUSD is a wonderful District with great administrators, teachers, support staff, students and parents. I look forward to working with all of you in this coming year. I still believe that being an educator is the greatest calling in the world. And DUSD has many, many quality educators!

Please know that you can contact me any time with any concerns that you may have.

I look forward to this new year and am anxious to see all of our students return on Tuesday, August 5.

Thank you for your continued support of the Douglas Unified School District! Together we can all make a difference in the lives of our children!

Respectfully,

Sheila Rogers

Superintendent


What's New??
  • Lunch Price Increase for 2014-2015 School Year
    Due to Federal mandate, lunch prices have increased by 10¢ for all grade levels. The new prices are $1.45 for Preschool, $2.20 for Elementary and Middle School and $2.35 for High School.
  • Dear Parents,
    Please be advised that the Douglas Unified School District is NOW ACCEPTING Personal Checks as a method of payment for any of our services. You can continue paying with cash, money orders, checks or through our new and convenient online payment method when paying for lunch balance.
  • Make a difference in your community!
    Contribute to the Douglas Unified School District Extracurricular Activities fund and claim a credit of up to $200 on your Arizona Income taxes ($400 for married filing jointly).  You don’t have to have a school age child enrolled, or even be a parent to donate and claim a tax credit.

    A tax credit is a dollar for dollar reduction in the amount of money you will pay the State of Arizona tax you owe.  If the credit is more than the amount of taxes you owe, the credit can be carried forward for up to five years.  To receive a credit for this calendar year, your donation must be postmarked by December 31, 2014.

    Print and fill out the "2014 Tax Credit Donation-Payroll Authorization Form" located on our Home page under the "Staff" section  and submit it to our HR dept. for processing.
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