Accomplishments

AFDEA is a professional association and labor union, advocating on behalf of students and staff in Agua Fria schools at the local, state, and national level.  Our accomplishments are through the tireless work of members and our collaborative partnerships across the state, including the Agua Fria Union High School District.

2023-2024 School Year

We are in support of the AFUHSD's Bond and Override election to continue the quality education in our district. Register to vote in the November 08, 2023 State General Election.

Participated in AEA's annual Leadership & Growth Summit (Formally Summer Institute)

President Sean Greenwell attended Cartwright's Governing board in solidarity with Cartwright EA's opposition to outsourcing classified cafeteria positions.

2022-2023 School Year

We are currently advocating for the AFUHSD's $5.4 million ADDITIONAL dollars allocated from the Educators Budget approved by the AZ State Legislature to be distributed to staff as soon as possible in our district.

We are in support of the AFUHSD's Bond and Override election to continue the quality education in our district. Register to vote in the November 08, 2022 State General Election.

Advocated for and achieved increase insurance contribution by the district for all  staff

Successfully represented members with site level concerns

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Continued monthly meetings with Superintendent Yslas and cabinet

2021-2022 School Year

Established monthly meetings between Superintendent Yslas and cabinet

Advocated for and achieved 1% raise for all certified and classified staff

Advocated for and achieved increase insurance contribution by the district for all  staff

Successfully represented members with site level concerns

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Participation in Academic Summit 

Advocated for INVESTinAZ referendum that appear on the November 2022 ballot as Prop 307.

Advocated for the Educators Budget to be passed by the AZ State Legislature which added 1 BILLION dollars in additional funding for the 22-23 SY


2020-2021 School Year

Advocated for and assisted in the construction of a Sick Leave Policy for all staff with HR, Cabinet, & the Governing Board

Successfully represented members with site level concerns

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Provided AFDEA masks for all members

Officers participated in a "Budget Analysis" organized by the AEA in November

2019-2020 School Year

Created recommendations and amendments for teacher Pay for Performance Plans which were adopted by Agua Fria High School District during distance learning 

Officers participated in "AEA Bargaining for Power" Conference in November

Requested and established  quarterly meetings with district cabinet members to discuss site level issues 

Successfully represented members with site level concerns

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Hosted the New Hire lunch at Canyon View HS

Advocated for INVESTinED referendum that appear on the November 2020 ballot as Prop 208

California Casualty awarded a $1,000 grant to the Desert Edge Tennis Team during DA

Officers attended Delegate Assembly, the representative and legislative body for AEA

2018-2019 School Year

Secured seat for an Executive Board Officer on Meet and Confer

Successfully represented members with site level concerns

Successfully advocated for members at the district office 

Officers completed the 2019 Summer Institute Conference in July

Officers participated in a "Budget Analysis" organized by the AEA in January

Interviewed and Endorsed candidates for the Agua Fria District Governing Board

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Successfully advocate for classified receiving a larger raise

Successfully advocate for district to increase contributions to benefits

Hosted the 45 minute New Hire Lunch at Agua Fria HS on July 26th 

2017-2018 School Year

RedforEd Resolution passed by the AFUHSD Governing Board 

Participated in RedForEd by:

Officers participated in Political Action Boot Camp hosted by AEA

Advocated for a 5% raise from the passed November 2017 AFUHSD Override  

Established meetings between AFDEA and Superintendent with Cabinet

Assisted in negotiating raises and benefits in Meet and Confer

Advocated and gathered signatures for Propositions to increase funding for education statewide.

We joined over 3,000 fellow concerned educators, parents and citizens at the Arizona Capitol Museum in support of public education in the March to Save Our Schools 

2016-2017 School Year

Advocated for the passage of the AFUHSD override

2015-2016 School Year

Advocated for the passage of Prop 123 to increase distributions from the Arizona Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund for 10 fiscal years to increase K-12 education spending.