Free Child Lunches

Dear Parents, Morenci School District will provide sack lunches for all children (0-18 years old) beginning Monday, March 30th. The lunches will be available for pick-up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday...

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MUSD now has its own Facebook page. Please check out our page for the latest news and photos from your child's school.

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Important Notice

Dear Parents,

Yesterday, March 30th, 2020 Governor Doug Ducey announced the extension of school closures through the remainder of the school year.

While schools may be closed, we will continue to provide instruction through the remainder of the school year. The grab and go lunch distribution will also continue as scheduled. You can also expect ongoing communication from myself, your child’s principal, and teachers as we work through questions that remain for our students and families for the remainder of the year.

To parents of seniors, rest assured that one of our highest priorities is to make sure that your children graduate and also have an opportunity to be properly celebrated as they mark the completion of their K-12 career. We are also discussing plans to celebrate other significant milestones such as 8th grade promotion. As information and daily life routines are changing so rapidly we will not be finalizing plans until later in the school year. I ask for your patience in giving us time to make the best possible decisions.

We are working very hard to provide great educational opportunities for all students in a new instructional model. If you have questions or concerns about your student, please don’t hesitate to contact their teacher or the building principal. Our counseling staff is also available as needed.

In closing, these are uncertain times. As we left for spring break I would have never imagined that we wouldn’t be returning to school or that the State of Arizona would be ordering the closure of all but essential services.

The first line of our CATS Code states; Wildcats – Care About Each Other. I’m confident that if we demonstrate “caring about each other” each day we will move through this crisis while safeguarding our children and community.


David Woodall

Morenci Unified School District is the largest school district in Greenlee County. We are located in Morenci, Arizona, a small rural mining community positioned 40 miles from New Mexico and 40 miles from Safford, Arizona.

Our goal is to help all students succeed at each grade level and graduate from high school well prepared for the next level of their educational journey. Our staff is dedicated to making our schools an exceptional place to learn. We believe we can ensure this by building supportive, positive relationships in a culture of academic excellence.

All of us – including cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance workers, instructional aides, computer technicians, teachers, administrators, office personnel and other staff are a team focused on supporting the continued academic and personal growth of each student.

We Mine the Future

AVERAGE TEACHER SALARIES (A.R.S. §15-903.E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch. 285, §10)

Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year)$44,660
Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year)$40,733
Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year$3,927
Percentage increase10%

The average salaries above reflect "base" salaries only. They do not reflect $3,500 in Propostition 301 Performance Pay that teachers are eligible to earn or $8,000 in additional performance pay that Morenci teachers may earn.

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