TUSD Governing Bd. candidates forum hosted by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic forum
“The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a TUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 8th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at CareMore located at 4821 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85704. All 7 candidates have been  invited to come and participate in this discussion to share their priorities for the district.
 
The forum is open to all candidates running for TUSD Governing Board seats in the upcoming election.
 
The Chamber’s goal is to provide the community with an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and learn about the candidates’ background and plans for the district
 
Lea Marquez Peterson, President/CEO will be moderating the debate, and predetermined questions for the debate will be chosen by committee members.”
Register online at www.tucsonhispanicchamber.org
Who’s running: https://blogforarizona.net/whos-running-for-tusd-governing-board-in-2016/.  Incumbents Kristel Foster, Cam Juarez and Dr. Mark Stegeman seeking re-election, being challenged by Betts Putnam-Hidalgo, Lori Riegel, Brett Rustand, Rachael Sedgwick.

2 responses to “TUSD Governing Bd. candidates forum hosted by Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  1. Unedited video of last night’s forum, taken by Three Sonorans (aka blogger DA Morales): http://threesonorans.com/2016/09/09/tusd-candidate-forum-9-8-16-video/

  2. Over 60 people (full house) at tonight’s first TUSD Bd. forum moderated by Lea Marquez Peterson. Introductions by 6 of the candidates (Kristel Foster was late); then followed by prepared questions from the Hispanic Chamber: what role with TUSD’s 5 year strategic plan, how insure effectiveness as a cohesive unit voting on policy, how attract & increase enrollment at TUSD, measures for positive influence on teachers, how address student achievement performance rates. Audience questions were their opinions on Prop. 123 spending, how fix TUSD’s teacher vacancies (159 this year), and how reduce administrative expenses. Also present tonight were TUSD Bd. President Adelita Grijalva, LD 2 House rep. Chris Ackerley, Dustin Williams, candidate for Pima County School Superintendent, former TUSD Bd. candidate John Hunnicutt. Stay tuned for Temple Emanu El forum next week Wednesday.

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