TUSD did not violate state law or district policy when it awarded a $92,500 contract to a Texas firm with ties to Superintendent H.T. Sanchez, an in-house review determined.
The consultant hired to lead TUSD’s $92,500 strategic planning initiative met with district officials and was provided insight into their planning needs months before the district began soliciting contract bids, district emails and records show.
TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez says he will fight an effort by Governing Board member Michael Hicks to lower the threshold amount to require board approval on consultant contracts.
TUSD Superintendent H.T. Sanchez gave the head of a Texas education-consulting company a private early notice about a training program he intended to create here, and encouraged her to bid on the contract.
The TUSD Governing Board has approved a $1.6 million deal for a residential development on the site of the now-closed Wrightstown Elementary School — marking the first time the district has transferred ownership of one of its closed schools.
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A magnet plan recently passed by TUSD’s Governing Board has been rejected by the desegregation expert put in place to oversee district efforts to bring racial balance to its schools.
TUSD Superintendent John Pedicone was awarded a $16,000 bonus, which he plans to donate to the Educational Enrichment Foundation, an organization that supports TUSD students and teachers.
The Arizona Daily Star has sued TUSD to compel the district to release the names of finalists in its search for a new superintendent.
“If this is where I’m needed, this is where I’ll be,” says H.T. Sanchez, the Texas native who hopes to take the top post at Tucson Unified School District.
Tucson Unified School District named only one finalist for superintendent.
Ten candidates vying to be the next leader of Tucson Unified School District were presented to the Governing Board on Tuesday for consideration.
A new promotion and retention policy that raises expectations in the Tucson Unified School District may also result in more students being held back a grade.
The Tucson Unified School District may spend as much as $84.5 million on a plan designed to bring its schools into racial balance.
Despite facing a $17 million district budget deficit, the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board voted Tuesday night against exploring the possibility of outsourcing various functions.
The TUSD Governing Board hopes to offer “culturally relevant” courses for students next year. The curriculum may include fields of study as diverse as as ringtone musicology, fundamentals of Facebook, fast food aesthetics, and call center linguistics.
Two new members will join the TUSD Governing Board on Tuesday, and a third will begin his second term.