• Balsz Elementary School District Becomes 1st in Arizona to
    Become a Mindfulness First School District
    Click here to find out more!

    Balsz Elementary School District to Host Pilot For
    Groundbreaking ‘The 1619 Project’ Educational Development Program
    Click here to find out more!

  • Dear Balsz Community Members:

    We recently announced that the Balsz School District’s new superintendent will be Dr. Arleen Kennedy, and on behalf of the district’s Governing Board, we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Kennedy to the Balsz family. She has already begun working to prepare our schools to be safe and ready for students when classes resume on August 3rd — with all state and federal guidelines met to combat the spread of COVID-19. 
    Dr. Kennedy’s hiring has been the subject of several recent news articles that we wanted to share with you at the links below. We hope you will share our excitement about this new chapter for our district, and we look forward to seeing you and your children when school is back in session in August. 

    In the Spirit of Educational Equity,
    Channel Powe
    Balsz School District Governing Board President

  • Superintendent Dr. Kennedy in front of Balsz District sign

    Dr. Kennedy being interviewed by Phoenix Business Journal

    Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Smith visiting schools

    Dr. Kennedy and Principal Sean Hannafin visiting the Crockett cafeteria