Cartwright School District #83 proudly serves the Maryvale community and has a long history of providing educational excellence. We have 20 schools - twelve (12) K-5 elementary schools, four (4) K-8 elementary schools, and four (4) 6th-8th grade middle schools that currently serve 19,000 students. Our teachers are highly qualified and certified in their subject areas. With an amazing team of teachers, support professionals and administrators, Cartwright School District #83 is providing a world class education to all students.
As Superintendent of the Cartwright School District, I am thrilled we’ll be receiving funds from Proposition 123 that was passed by voters on May 17th, 2016. Our district will be receiving several million dollars. This year, the funds will go toward a one-time 6% pay increase for all employees. In the 2017-2018 school year, all staff members will receive a 4% increase toward their base pay.
I want to assure you that Proposition 123 funds will be spent in a transparent and fiscally sound manner in order to support our goal of giving our students a world-class education and, to elevate innovation, through the form of technology, in all Cartwright classrooms.
While we should celebrate this win for education, we know that our work is just beginning. We must keep this momentum going and fight for a long-term solution to increase education funding. We will work tirelessly to make sure we have the necessary funding to:
- Recruit, retain and support our great teachers and school leaders
- Improve literacy rates of our third grade students
- Ensure high standards and accountability for all students
Your children are in excellent hands here at Cartwright and this new funding will ensure our students will continue to be educated with high standards in the coming years. The goal is not only to prepare our students for high school but beyond – with solid futures, past college, and into their careers. Thank you for trusting us to educate your children. We look forward to seeing you in the coming 2016-2017 school year.