In Balsz, we recognize and celebrate cultural differences. This is what makes our school district so special! We are happy to provide our students, families, staff and community with information on how to cope with current events such as COVID-19 and the protesting of the murder of George Floyd. These events impact the lives of those that we serve and the community at-large. We encourage our families to discuss racism with your children and it's impacts in our society. Unfortunately, the world is processing two pandemics at once, systemic racism and COVID-19, compounded by disparities.
GMA video on ”How parents can talk to kids about racism, George Floyd protests”: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/story/parents-talk-kids-racism-george-floyd-protests-70992137
At the June 9th Board meeting, our Governing Board approved a Resolution on the Commitment of Balsz Elementary School District Governing Board to Black Students and Black Lives. Click here to view the resolution.
The Balsz School District's Governing Board consists of five elected volunteer community members who serve a four-year term in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the District's boundaries. The Governing Board plays a critical role in the formulation and approval of policies that guide the operation of the district. Board candidates must reside within the District boundaries for one year prior to being elected to office. Arizona law does not limit the number of terms a member can serve.
Balsz School District Anti-Hate Resolution was adopted at the January 10, 2017 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Resolution Opposing Expansion of Education Savings Accounts (SB1431) was adopted at the June 6, 2017 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Campuses as Safe Zones and Resource Centers for Students and Families (Resolution) was adopted at the September 5, 2017 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Governing Board Resolution Supporting Educators was adopted at the May 1, 2018 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Governing Board School Safety Resolution was adopted at the June 5, 2018 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Governing Board Trauma Responsive Resolution was adopted at the January 14, 2020 Governing Board Meeting.Balsz School District Governing Board Resolution in Support of a Civilian Review Board was adopted at the March 3, 2020 Governing Board Meeting.