TUSD Governing Board Appointment Process

Tucson, AZ (press release) – “At the October 16, 2019, Tucson Unified School District Governing Board meeting, the governing board voted unanimously not to submit names for consideration for the governing board vacancy left by the October 3, 2019, resignation of Mark Stegeman.


As per A.R.S. § 15-302(A)(3), “within thirty days after notification of a vacancy, the school district governing board may submit up to three names to the county school superintendent for consideration of an appointment to fill the vacancy. The county school superintendent is not required to appoint a governing board member from the list of names submitted by the governing board.”

Out of respect to the process, Pima County School Superintendent Dustin J. Williams will now review and consider any qualified candidate who is interested in filling the vacancy.

Qualified candidates who would like to be considered for the vacancy must submit an affidavit of qualification and candidate appointment questionnaire to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office by October 24, 2019, at 5:00 pm. The application packet can be found at: http://www.schools.pima.gov/elections. The completed packet may be delivered to our office at 200 N. Stone Ave. or emailed to schools@schools.pima.gov.

All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and considered by the Superintendent and Chief Deputy. Superintendent Williams will announce his appointment on or before November 1, 2019.”

Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams

“I take this responsibility very seriously. I will appoint the candidate who most closely aligns with TUSD’s governing board adopted mission, vision, and values.” – Superintendent Dustin J. Williams


Matt Stamp, Communications Director

520-724-8451 | 520-260-3305


Carolyn’s note:  3 term TUSD Governing Bd. member Mark Stegeman announced his resignation on October 3, 2019 (effective immediately). Click here. 

As far as I know, Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah (physician) and educator Adam Ragan (ran for TUSD Board in 2018) are seeking to run for the TUSD Governing Bd. in 2020. They would be likely applicants for this vacancy.