Dr. Steve Chestnut

Dr. Steve Chestnut is the Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District, where he was appointed in 2012. During his tenure, the district has increased its letter grade from “C” to “B”, implemented a unique academic focus at each school, and last November the community approved a ten percent override proposal. He was the 2010 Washington State Superintendent of the Year. 


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Fingerprints for volunteers are taken every Wednesday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Department.

DPS APPLICANT TEAM:  Effective March 19, 2012, the $24.00 fee for processing state and federal criminal history background checks for paid non certified public and charter school employees will be reduced to $22.00. Fingerprint cards submitted prior to March 19, 2012 must include the $24.00 fee. Fingerprint cards submitted on or after March 19, 2012 must include the $22.00 fee. The fee for processing volunteer fingerprint cards will remain the same.  

DPS APPLICANT CLEARANCE CARD TEAM: Effective March 19, 2012, the $69.00 fee for fingerprint clearance card applications (both regular and IVP) will be reduced to $67.00. Applications submitted up until March 19, 2012 must include the $69.00 fee. Applications submitted on or after March 19, 2012 must include the $67.00 fee. You may submit the $67.00 fee with applications that indicate the fee is $69.00. The next version of the application will reflect the new fee amount.


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