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Here is the latest about when Arizona districts will reopen schools

May 3, 2018, 9:32 AM | Updated: May 4, 2018, 8:21 am

PHOENIX — Now that legislation to fund increases in education spending in Arizona has been passed, including 20 percent pay raises for teachers by 2020, districts were finalizing plans to reopen schools.

Most campuses statewide have been closed since the teacher walkout began April 26.

Some districts announced plans to reopen Thursday but had put those plans on hold because the education bill was still working its way through the Legislature.

Organizers of Red for Ed, the movement behind the walkout, said teachers wouldn’t commit to returning to the classroom until the bill was finalized.

Educators and their supporters held rallies, attended legislative sessions and took their case directly to lawmakers at the state Capitol daily during the work stoppage.

The bill passed through both houses early Thursday morning after all-night sessions and was signed into law by by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Mesa Public Schools, the largest district in the state, was one of the first districts to announce plans to reopen Friday.

Here is the latest information about the school districts’ status:

• Alhambra Elementary District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Amphitheater Public Schools: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Apache Junction Unified School District: Plans to reopen Monday (district has a four-day week and usually is closed Fridays).

• Arizona School of the Arts: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Balsz School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Buckeye Elementary: Reopened Thursday.

• Buckeye Union High School: Reopened Thursday.

• Casa Grande Elementary: Reopened Friday, April 27.

• Casa Grande Union High School: Reopened Friday, April 27.

• Cartwright School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Catalina Foothills School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Chandler Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Deer Valley Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

Dysart Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Flagstaff Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Florence Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Flowing Wells Unified School District: Reopened Thursday.

• Gilbert Public School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Glendale Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Glendale Union High School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Higley Unified School District: : Plans to reopen Friday.

• Humboldt Unified School District: Reopened Thursday.

• J.O. Combs Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Kingman Unified School District: Partially reopened Wednesday. All schools reopened Thursday.

• Kyrene School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Laveen Elementary: Reopened on a half-day schedule Monday and fully on Tuesday.

Liberty Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Litchfield Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Madison Elementary School District: Madison Park reopened Thursday. Remaining schools plan to reopen Friday.

Marana Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Maricopa Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Mesa Public Schools: Plans to reopen Friday.

Osborn School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Paradise Valley Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Pendergast Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Peoria Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Phoenix Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Phoenix Union High School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

Queen Creek Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Roosevelt School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Sahuarita Unified School District: Opened Wednesday on a half-day schedule.

Scottsdale Unified School District: Partially reopened Thursday. Remaining schools plan to reopen Friday.

• Sierra Vista Unified School District: Reopened Thursday.

• Sunnyside Unified School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Tanque Verde Unified: Reopened on a half-day schedule Thursday. Plans to reopen fully Friday.

Tempe Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Tempe Union High School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

• Tolleson Elementary School District: Reopened on a half-day schedule Wednesday-Friday. Plans to reopen fully Monday.

• Tolleson Union High School: Reopened Thursday.

• Tucson Unified School District: Plans to reopen Monday.

• Washington Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

Winslow Unified School District: Reopened Wednesday.

Yuma Elementary School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

Yuma Union High School District: Plans to reopen Friday.

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Here is the latest about when Arizona districts will reopen schools