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Dear Nogales Community, 
On behalf of Nogales Unified School District #1, our governing board, students, teachers, staff, and all school communities, we would like to thank those Nogales residents who voted to approve the override increase on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. It is rewarding that 1,054 “yes” votes, representing 59.51% of the ballots cast, voted to approve the override. The majority of the voters want the very best opportunities for our students and teachers. 
I extend a special thank you and appreciation to all who voted for this override increase and continuation for the next five years as this will go directly to benefit our NUSD students and all of our school communities. This initiative will continue to sustain critical programs such as extracurricular programs, after school tutoring, DARE/drug resistance classes, all athletic programs and meals for out-of-town activities for our students, music programs, educational field trips, robotics, International Baccalaureate/Advance Placement Honor Programs, Senior Exhibition, and salary incentives for our teachers and support staff. With the approval of this override, voters have extended the opportunities for thousands of our students to excel in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the arts. 
I also greatly appreciate the work done by an independent override committee, which supported the measure through its labor and donations.
I am very fortunate and humbled to be a superintendent in a community that values and supports public education - a community that believes in and cares for the education of our students and a community that sacrifices for the betterment of our students and schools. 
We will continue to strive towards academic excellence and to do our very best for all of our students, teachers, and support staff at NUSD. I know that doing so positively affects the entire Nogales community. Therefore, a win for NUSD is a win for Nogales.

Fernando Parra 
Nogales Unified School District #1

NUSD #1 is located about an hour south of Tucson in the beautiful mountains of Southern Arizona. The City of Nogales is a fantastic place to live and work. It is a progressive city that has successfully maintained its small town charm, rich traditions, and vibrant culture. The city is the county seat for Santa Cruz County and shares the international border with Nogales-Sonora, its sister city in Mexico.

Our school district serves approximately 6,200 students in 10 schools which include a preschool program, six elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Located in the southern part of Santa Cruz County, our students and families bring to our school community a rich cultural background that reflects life on both sides of the border.

Most importantly, Nogales is the type of city where “a kid can be a kid.” Far removed from the hustle and bustle of big city life, Nogales is a place where parents can feel safe with nurturing schools and caring neighbors. Come join us here at Nogales Unified School District #1. We can’t wait to meet you!


NUSD board earns top statewide honor

NUSD Board earns top honor

The governing board of the Nogales Unified School District was named this year’s recipient of the Lou Ella Kleinz Excellence in Governance Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Arizona School Boards Association.

The announcement was made at the ASBA conference in Phoenix on Friday, Dec. 14. According to the ASBA, the award is named for its former executive director and “recognizes the Arizona school board that demonstrated the most outstanding education leadership for the year.”  Read more

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