A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear BUSD Team, 

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Welcome to a new school year! I look forward to having you back for our 2023–2024 school year. It is my hope that many of you had the opportunity to enjoy some of your favorite activities, including spending time with your loved ones.

To the new members of our team, we appreciate you choosing our Tohono O’odham community and Baboquivari Unified School District to make a difference in students' lives. 

To our returning staff, thank you for your ongoing commitment to our students and continuous support in building a stronger community and team. It has been a pleasure working with you and being a partner in education.

To our summer school staff, thank you for spending three additional weeks with our K–8 students and six weeks with our 9th–12th students. Thanks to your additional support and commitment, our students will start a new school year more prepared and closer to being on track for high school graduation. Congratulations on achieving 91% attendance and completing over 40 courses this summer. Your hard work paid off!

As we embark on this new journey, I am inviting everyone, including every parent, student, and staff, to work together so that we can reach our three-year stretch goals:

  1. Our students will achieve a 90%+ attendance
  2. A minimum of 90% of our families will assist by monitoring student progress in our parent portal, also known as ParentVUE
  3. Our students will reach a mastery of 70% or higher in the major or essential standards

Let’s continue to collaborate to support the generation that will lead the Tohono O’odham Nation by exercising their advocacy and empowerment. Let’s be the best version of ourselves. So, be bold, be brave, and be BUSD.

Proud to be part of the BUSD Team, 

Ruben Diaz

Mr. Ruben Diaz
BUSD Superintendent