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Welcome to Continental Elementary School District No. 39

Continental School District No. 39, home of the Continental Colts, has served families in the Green Valley area since 1916. Continental School’s name came from the Intercontinental Rubber Company, established in the area at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, during World War I. Our unique location, at the base of Madera Canyon, offers unobstructed views of the truly unique desert landscape. The district has always been committed to educational excellence and celebrated its 100th year in 2016.

Green Valley was established as a retirement community in the 1960’s and now boasts a thriving population of over 21,000 people. While Green Valley is still predominately a retirement community, there are approximately 200 families whose children attend Continental School. Our school and the community work hand in hand for the betterment of the community and the students at Continental. Our students benefit from the experiences of a wide range of community and parent volunteers who actively assist with a variety of clubs, special programs, after-school sports, and activities. This special bond between our students and our many volunteers make our district a truly unique place to be.

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Important Information for our Certificated Staff

In compliance with HB 1522, Continental Elementary School District #39 is notifying its certificated teachers of Continental ESD’s intention to increase salaries of its teachers by 1.06% per the guidance set forth in HB 1522.

All interested parties are invited to attend the July 17, 2017, governing board meeting, at which time the board will be voting to approve contract addendums based on the recently passed House bill 1522 (1.06% teacher salary increase). The addendums will relate to the 2017-2018 school year contracts for certificated staff who taught in Arizona for the 2016-2017 school year. The formula for calculating the new total compensation will be: base salary + HB 1522 funds.

Open enrollment

For the 2017-2018 school year the governing board will allow children of staff members to open enroll, as well as students who are currently open enrolled if applications are received before the set deadline. New non-resident students will be allowed to submit applications for open enrollment and may be accepted based on the pre-established criteria set forth by the board at the January 9 meeting. Please take a moment to review the open enrollment information for the 2017-2018 school year.

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