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An article written by Flowing Wells School District Superintendent Dr. Nic Clement has been published in the Arizona School Boards Association Journal.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department Crimes Against Children Unit became aware that a teacher from the Flowing Wells School District was possibly engaging in sexual conduct with a minor.
During its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 24, the Marana Unified School District Governing Board voted 3-0 to hire Rex Scott as principal at Tortolita Middle School. Maribel Lopez and Suzanne Hopkins were not in attendance.
November 1, 2006 - It's a one-shot deal.
Presidents of the firefighter unions representing the Northwest and Golder Ranch fire districts are proposing a merger that, if successful, would create one of the largest districts in the state both in terms of territory and budget.
Explorer staff report
Close to 3,000 high school students from the greater northwest side and Catalina Foothills will receive their diplomas over the next few days.
According to ex-Intel CEO Craig Barrett, 90 percent of our children are “stuck” in terrible schools.
June 1, 2005 - A Catalina Foothills School District governing board meeting agenda item filled a room in the high school with more than 40 parents, teachers and students, and prompted five to speak out on the topic of teacher retention, something they said was a problem.
As parents begin to think about what school supplies their children will need, they should also think about the last time their children were immunized, a necessary component in getting ready for back-to-school.
August 16, 2006 - The Marana Unified School District on Aug. 14 welcomed back more than 13,000 students and anticipates opening the door for more in the coming weeks.
State lawmakers were in Tucson last week to discuss the possibility of more cuts to education funding in fiscal 2010, which begins July 1.
Bright Beginnings Child Care
March 2, 2005 - Marana Unified School District officials recently finished reviewing the personnel files of all current employees after learning that a hall monitor with a criminal past slipped through the cracks of the district's hiring process.
Jan. 19, 2005 - Providing quality education for local students has become a war on two fronts for political advocates in the Amphitheater, Catalina Foothills and Marana school districts.
Sen. State Sen. Al Melvin writes in his Sept. 30 column that "declining enrollment, largely as a result of an outflow of illegal aliens and their children, has impacted the per-pupil funding formulas of some schools," which he cites as an explanation of why support for public education in Arizona has decreased since he and his allies started calling the shots in Phoenix.
Casas Adobes Rotary Club presented $28,500 in scholarships to 10 high school seniors at its 24th annual Eighth Grade Honors program. The seniors had been honored when they were eighth-graders. Scholarship winners were chosen based on leadership, community involvement and character as well as scholastics. Rotary is all about leadership.
The explosion in popularity of communication technology and its ease of use has spawned an unintended consequence — cyberbullying — a form of bullying so insidious that President Obama this month hosted a conference on teenage bullying, with cyberbullying taking a prominent part.
Government and political events in our area.
A listing of upcoming government and official meetings.
Government calendar for June 23 - June 26
A listing of local government meetings and political events.
March 9, 2005 - A meeting with Arizona Department of Water Resources on March 2 fell short of resolving an ongoing dispute between Tucson and Marana, which continue to feud over rights to a small supply of Central Arizona Project water.
October 18, 2006 - At Tortolita Middle School, teachers move a single desk back and forth between rooms to accommodate certain class loads.