PHOENIX - Arizona's largest teacher membership group has voted for a statewide walkout by public school employees.
A member of the Arizona Education Association said there would be no limit on the length of the walkout. School employees said they plan to continue their walk-ins on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before walking out Thursday, April 26.
We're compiling a list as school districts announce their plans for the walkout. This list will be updated as more school districts announce their plans. This list includes school districts in 12 News' coverage area, mainly the Valley and northern Arizona. There are school districts in other parts of the state, such as Tucson, that are not reflected in this list.
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If your child's district plans to close its schools, multiple businesses are stepping in to provide enrichment programs during the walkout.
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Agua Fria High School District
Schools will remain open Thursday and Friday with a modified release time.
"Early start schools AFHS and MHS will start at their normal morning time, ending their day at 10:35," a district Facebook post said. "Late start schools VHS and DEHS will end at 11:35."
Alhambra Elementary District
District schools will be closed on Thursday, when the walkout is expected to begin. But its schools will reopen on Friday.
ASU Preparatory Academy
If there is a walkout Thursday, ASU Prep will close, and if the walkout continues, the closure will as well.
ASU Prep says it'll use the school website and the School Messenger notification system to keep parents up to date, so be sure your phone number and email address are current in the student information system.
BASIS charter schools
The CEO of BASIS.ed said all BASIS schools in Arizona will be closed on Thursday, but will open with a full schedule on Friday.
Buckeye Elementary School District
Schools will be open from 8 a.m. until noon Thursday and Friday, but classes will not be in session. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no bus transportation and if your child won't be there, you must contact your school.
Cartwright School District
The district is closing its 20 campuses on Thursday, Friday and Monday. School closures may continue after those days should the education dispute persist.
Cave Creek Unified School District
Cave Creek alerted parents Monday that it will close schools for only two days; Thursday and Friday.
The district initially sent a letter to parents about the potential walkout, in which Superintendent Debbi Burdick said the district is working with school leadership to avoid closing schools.
Chandler Unified School District
Based on a poll taken by teachers and support staff, district officials have determined that the schools will be open on Monday. All district services will resume Monday as well.
Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District
All COCSD schools will be closed on Thursday. The district superintendent said there will not be enough teachers to "safely keep our schools open."
Creighton Elementary School District
All schools will be closed Thursday and Friday this week, the district said Tuesday. Although there will be no classes, schools will be providing breakfast and lunch for students.
Deer Valley Unified School District
The district and its schools will be closed Thursday, April 26. The district determined it won't have enough teachers present, saying it will not open schools until 75 percent of staff report to work.
Dysart School District
Schools will be closed starting Thursday until the walkout is over. The school calendar shows Friday and Monday as scheduled days off, as well. Here's an FAQ sheet from the district. Before- and after-school care is also closed, as are clubs.
Proms, overnight trips and other events on non-instructional days will continue as planned.
Flagstaff Unified School District
All district schools will be closed starting Thursday and will remain closed until "a level of FUSD staff return to work to guarantee safe operations."
Florence Unified School District
The district notified parents to plan for the closing of all FUSD schools starting Thursday until the district can "guarantee enough staff attendance to provide a safe learning environment for students."
Gilbert Public Schools District
Schools will be closed Thursday and until the statewide walkout ends.
Glendale Elementary School District
The Glendale Elementary School District will close for the length of the walkout, a release said Monday.
Glendale Union High School District
Schools will be closed Thursday and will remain closed until further notice.
Globe Unified School District
There will be no school for the district's students on Thursday.
The district plans to make 900 sack lunches to send home with students Wednesday that normally eat school lunches.
Higley Unified School District
All schools in the district will be closed beginning Thursday, April 26, and the closures will continue for the duration of the walkout.
HUSD is accepting food donations at the district office Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to help the families that depend on the district's schools for meals.
Holbrook Unified School District
The district has determined there will not be sufficient coverage for those who participate, so it will utilize unused snow days on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27.
Kingman Unified School District
Schools will be closed on Thursday, April 26. The district will assess whether schools can open again on Monday, April 30.
Kyrene School District
A message on the district's website says the schools will be closed Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit the school's website.
Laveen Elementary School District
The eight Laveen schools will be operating on a half-day schedule on Thursday and Friday, the district said.
Liberty Elementary School District
The district anticipates that its schools will close Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27. However, any field trips that require chartered transportation that were previously planned will still take place as scheduled.
All school events will be canceled from Thursday to Sunday in the event of a walkout.
Litchfield Elementary School District
Schools will close starting Thursday and will remain closed until the walkouts end.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided to any person under 18 at Barbara B. Robey Elementary School, Corte Sierra Elementary School, Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School, and Wigwam Creek Middle School.
Madison School District
Superintendent Quinn Kellis released a statement:
"Providing a safe and disruption-free learning environment is the top priority for Madison Schools. We value our teachers and support staff, and continue to have open and honest conversations with them. We have plans and processes in place to address any changes in schedule and will update parents and caregivers through email, robocall, social media, etc. if changes are needed."
Maricopa Unified School District
If the walkout happens Thursday, April 26, all schools in the district will be closed. The district will use the ConnectEd system to keep student families informed, and updates will also be posted on the district website.
Mesa Public Schools
Schools in Arizona's largest district will remain closed Friday. The district is offering free K-6 programming and free meals at four community sites from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can find locations and more information here.
Any school days missed due to a closure will be added to the end of the school calendar, beginning Friday, May 25.
Extracurricular activities will be suspended and may be rescheduled if time permits.
Varsity‐level practice, competition and tournaments will continue as scheduled.
Out-of-state and overnight field trips will be handled on a case-by-case basis, and all single-day trips will be suspended.
Osborn School District
Schools in OSD will be closed Thursday and Friday, but students will be able to get breakfast (7:30-8:30 a.m.) and lunch (noon-1 p.m.) each day. The district will post updates on its website as the walkout progresses.
Page Unified School District
Thursday, April 26 will be treated as a snow day, unless an agreement is reached before then. But teachers and support staff are expected to report for work on Monday, April 30.
Paradise Valley Unified School District
Schools will be closed Thursday due to the high number of staff expected to participate in the walkout. However, breakfast and lunch will still be provided to students who need it.
Families will be notified of updates through the notifications system, by robo-calls or email, by text message and on social media.
Payson Unified School District
Schools in PUSD will be closed Thursday and Friday due to the walkout. A release from the district said officials expect teachers will be back on Monday. Updates will be posted on the district's website.
Pendergast Elementary School District
All Pendergast schools will be closed on April 26 through April 30. Schools may be closed longer. Bag breakfasts and lunches will be provided to students if parents pick them up.
Peoria Unified School District
Following the teacher walkouts on Thursday and Friday, the district announced schools would be closed Monday.
Graduation ceremonies will be held as planned, according to the district.
Phoenix Elementary School District #1
All schools in the district will be closed Friday as well. The district will continue to keep the community informed of school closures here.
Phoenix Union High School District
If the walkouts happen as expected, schools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Queen Creek School District
The district said Monday all eight schools will be closed beginning Thursday until the state walkout ends.
Roosevelt School District
Schools in the district will be closed Thursday and Friday. Any days missed for the walkout may be added to the end of the school year.
Scottsdale Unified School District
Schools will be closed Thursday and for the duration of the walkout. The school district said it is working on Frequently Asked Questions documents for both staff and families and will post that information on its website.
The district will be serving free breakfast and lunch meals to kids 18 years or younger at Oak Learning Academy, Hohokam Elementary, Navajo Elementary, Tavan Elementary, Tonalea K-8 and Yavapai Elementary.
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Show Low Unified School District
For now, SLUSD plans to "continue business as normal." But decisions will be made Wednesday on a campus-by-campus basis for closures. Parents will be notified via the district website, robo-calls, Facebook and Twitter.
The district already had a scheduled "snow rebate day" for Friday. School will be closed then.
Tempe Elementary School District
Schools will be closed until further notice beginning Thursday.
Tempe Union High School District
District officials said in a Monday release that schools will be closed Thursday and Friday, and they'll determine Friday whether that closure will be extended. Here is a FAQ page on the district's website.
Tolleson Elementary School District
The district announced its schools would be closed Thursday and Friday. But school cafeterias will remain open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dinner: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Superintendent Lupita Hightower said in a release that eighth-grade promotions should not be affected by the walkout. However, the school year may be extended past May 25 if instructional minutes do not meet those required by law.
The district will keep parents informed via phone calls and emails as well as on the district website.
Washington Elementary School District
The district said in a Monday release that it is closing Thursday and will remain closed until further notice.
Winslow Unified School District
Schools will close during the walkout, as it was determined that "there are too many unknowns" to adequately prepare to continue daily school operations. The district is providing up-to-date information on its website.
AIA - Arizona high school sports
Arizona Interscholastic Association says post-season play will continue as scheduled, with schools marked as forfeit when they can't participate.