Welcome to the Gila Bend Unified School District

Gila Bend Unified School District No 24 is located in Central Arizona amidst the beautiful lands of Maricopa County. Gila Bend Unified School District No. 24 was founded in February 1887. The School District is named after the town of Gila Bend which is located on and named for the bend in the Gila River. The current Gila Bend School building was built in May of 1925 and took on its first student in September of 1925. Today Gila Bend Unified School District continues to serve over 450 students grades K-12.

Attendance Law

We will be following the Attendance Law
starting January 7, 2020

Arizona Revised Statute 15-803B (state law) requires students to be in school AT LEAST 90% OF THE REQUIRED SCHOOL DAYS. For our district this means students can only miss a total of 14 days per school year. Excused and unexcused absences count toward the 14 days. For our high school students this means they can only miss 7 school days per semester. If their absences exceed this number then they will lose semester credit and will need to make up the entire semester. Please review this information with your child as not following this law will cause students to not be promoted and not graduate.

Please read the Arizona Revised Statute below.

Arizona Revised Statute 15-803. School attendance

A. It is unlawful for any child who is between six and sixteen years of age to fail to attend school during the hours school is in session;

B. A child who is habitually truant or who has excessive absences may be adjudicated an incorrigible child as defined in section 8-201.  Absences may be considered excessive when the number of absent days exceeds ten percent of the number of required attendance days prescribed.


Middle/High School Galileo Testing Schedule 

Save the Date

February 6 - Governing Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

February 7 - Progress Reports will be sent home with students.

February 18 - March 6: Galileo Benchmark Testing.

February 24 - Teacher/Paraprofessional professional development.

March 5 - Governing Board meeting at 5:30 p.m.

March 6 - End of third grading period.

March 10-13: Spring Break – No school.

March 20 - Report Cards will be sent home with students.

March 30 - Teacher/Paraprofessional professional development.

We Love Parent Volunteers!!

If you are interested in volunteering please contact the school offices for information.
Elementary- 928-683-2225 ext 123
Middle/High School- 928-683-2225 ext 111

School District Bond Update
February 4, 2020

The foundations for the academic building (Bldg A) and Gymnasium (Bldg B) have been poured and are currently curing. Most of the tilt walls have been poured and need 15 days to cure. The tilt walls are laying on the ground next to the foundations. In late February or early March, the tilt walls will be erected by a cane. We will let the public know in case the community wants to observe this activity. We will also show the lifting of the tilt walls on Facebook live that day. 

Night work has been approved by the town in order to stay on schedule for completion. We will reduce night time work noise as much as possible. 

Please do not hesitate to call me, Anthony Perkins, at 928.683.2225 ext. 114 if you have questions. The public will receive monthly updates.

Please come into your child's school office to pick up a copy of the Student Handbook

                            Annual Public Notification of Nondiscrimination
                              Please click on the link above for information

2019/2020  SCHOOL CALENDARS!!!

Superintendent's Message

Recent News

February 2020 Newsletter
Click on the link below to see this Month's February Newsletter by your Superintendent Dr. A Perkins.
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Volunteer Program!
By all of us working together......
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