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Mission: Providing Information and Support to Arizona Schools since 1987

ASCUS has been around for over 25 years. We are run by the people who do your jobs every day so we understand first-hand the information you need to help you be successful. We build relationships with vendors, other school districts and many of the State Agencies in order to provide you with the expertise you need to train you, improve processes and work flows, and get you the help you need.

2014 - 2015 Meeting Dates
Next year's meeting dates are as follows. Click on the dates to RSVP. (You will have to be logged in to RSVP and can only RSVP up to 2 months in advance.)

  Our next meeting will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the following location:
Alhambra Elementary

Please register on the website by clicking the Register link in the top right corner.
Click here to RSVP

Send payments to:
C/O Laura Blanco
PO Box 173
Sahuarita AZ  85629


ASCUS 11/30/2012 Meeting Photo


Latest News

Excused Absences for School Closures on September 8, 2014 - 9/9/2014
A letter from the Arizona School Boards Association:

Chris Kotterman of the Arizona Department of Education sent out the message below, and we wanted to make sure you were aware of the news.

ADE is exercising its authority under section 15-806(B)(5) to authorize school closure for flooding or floodwater, so any school that closed today is able to report student absences as excused. School finance posted a notice this afternoon.

Pursuant to A.R.S. §15-806(B)(5), school closure on Monday, September 8th, 2014 is authorized if closure is due to flooding or floodwater and for the safety of persons or property. Students not attending school due to closure, flooding or floodwater, on September 8, 2014 (if September 8th is an instructional day) should be reported as excused absences.

The notice is at and the full text of ARS 15-806 can be found at

UPDATED: September 2014 - Student and Finance Agenda - 9/3/2014

Click here to view the Student and Finance Agenda for September 2014's meeting

New Statewide Student Information System - 8/6/2014
ADE is pleased to announce the launch of a new statewide student information system web page available on the AELAS website:

This page contains the latest information about opting into a state-sponsored contract for Edupoint’s Synergy SIS.

This user-friendly site allows users to quickly find the information they need to make informed decisions. The web page includes the following kinds of information:
  • Synergy® Student Information System — Included Feature Highlights
  • Statewide SIS Pricing Structure
  • Available Optional Modules Not Included in SIS Core Package
  • Adoption and Implementation of Synergy® SIS
Please stay tuned as we will be releasing additional details concerning the products and services offered.

If you have further questions, please contact

AzEDS: Arizona Ed State and Federal Reporting - 7/24/2014

Click here to view AzEDS: Arizona Ed State and Federal Reporting

AzEDS FAQ: Unique Person ID Assignment for Students - 7/24/2014

Click here to view AzEDS' Unique Person ID Assignment for Students

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