TUSD Governing Board appointment process for vacancy

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Pima County School Superintendent Dustin Williams

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

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Matt Stamp, Communications Director

520-724-8451 | 520-260-3305

matthew.stamp@pima.gov

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.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).