Flagstaff Unified School District

Associated Press | Jae C. Hong

A judge is set to hear arguments Monday in a case seeking to overturn several new Arizona laws that restrict the power of local governments and school districts to impose COVID-19 restrictions such as mask mandates.

Angela Gervasi KNAU

The Flagstaff City Council is set on Tuesday to discuss wastewater testing for COVID-19 within public schools. 

Mayor Paul Deasy has pitched a proposal to test wastewater on a weekly basis, analyzing water within the city’s treatment plants, the Flagstaff Unified School District, and at any charter schools that agree to participate in the process. No more than $50,000 would be allocated for the effort, according to the city council agenda.

Morning Rundown: Wednesday, Aug. 4

Aug 4, 2021
Angela Gervasi

It’s Wednesday, Aug. 4. An Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until Aug. 5 for lower regions of Mohave County including Kingman. Another goes into effect Aug. 5 in Supai, Grand Canyon Village, and Phantom Ranch.

Yavapai, Coconino Counties Resume Some Regulations As COVID Cases Rise


Flagstaff Unified School District officials say more people are in quarantine this week after a person tested positive for COVID-19 at an elementary school.

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Thursday, February 11

Feb 11, 2021


It's Thursday, Feb. 11. Start your day with some of our top morning headlines:

COVID-19 Vaccinations, Virus-Related Deaths Increase


Flagstaff Unified School District officials say students will continue with remote learning through the end of fall break on Oct. 19 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


A fifth grade teacher in Flagstaff has been named as one of the top five finalists for Arizona Teacher of the Year.


Flagstaff Unified School District officials say a staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. District classes are currently being held online, but some teachers are working from FUSD buildings. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Arizona schools are set to return Aug. 17, but districts are wrestling with exactly how to do that as the state has become a national hotspot for coronavirus cases. Last week the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board voted to go entirely online until at least Oct. 9 to protect the safety of students, staff and vulnerable community members. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius spoke with Superintendent Michael Penca about how officials are preparing for the uncertainty of the coming school year.

Flagstaff High School

The Flagstaff Unified School District has announced its plan to reopen in August.