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  • No school for students Friday, September 2nd or Monday, September 5th! 
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  • The new Balsz Online Academy is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year! Visit

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    *Note: Brunson-Lee, Crockett, Griffith, & Tillman will not be offering online options for the 22-23 school year. If you would like your child to attend school online, you will need to apply to the Balsz Online Academy.*

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Superintendent's Message

  • Hello Balsz School District Family!

    I can’t believe it is already July!!!  I hope all of you have been enjoying your time and finding ways to beat the heat.  As we are now in July, our district is shifting into the next phase of action for the positioning needed to have a strong year, socially and academically.  We know that we have passionate staff, teachers, and leaders.  We are confident that our students are some of best that Arizona has to offer!  We know that families and community members are ready to support our efforts towards excellence.  Now, with the approval of the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan, we are ready to move forward with action steps towards our main objectives and our commitment to our students’ excellence.

    Please review the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan slides and/or the video to learn more about the 2022-2024 Strategic Plan by clicking here.

    This collaborative effort could not have been completed without your support and patience.  The plan has been developed with the insight of students, parents, teachers, leaders, and community members and stakeholders.  Additionally, I appreciate the time you all have offered me to perform the necessary deep dive to develop a plan based on your experiences and input and the current reality of academic standings. 

    A key component of the future of our district includes our new Organizational Chart.  Our recently approved strategy includes positions that are in place currently and positions that are to be filled in the future.  While we look forward to filling all positions of the district by the first day of school, we are in a transitional year and expect that we will have implemented the Organizational Chart with all official positions by the 2023-2024 school year.

    I strongly believe that when we rally behind our students and our district and the focus on excellence in our efforts, we will be able to surpass getting back to “normal”, but redefine normality and set a new bar for our level of greatness.

    I am excited for the days to come.

    Thank you,

    George J. Barnes, Ed.D
    Balsz School District