Tucson, Arizona 2020-11-04 21:14:00 –
Natalie Luna Rose, Sadie Shah and Ravi Griboa Shah led the race, winning a seat on the TUSD Board and defeating the other four candidates.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Pima County still had thousands of votes.
The board of directors of Tucson Unified, the largest school district in southern Arizona, manages a $ 500 million budget and makes decisions that affect the lives of about 42,500 children and their families.
Three newcomers to five board volunteer positions in January educate students about the COVID-19 pandemic, over 2,500 student registration losses, and a $ 15 million budget potential You are responsible for seeing the district. The shortage, ongoing state-wide teacher shortage, and TUSD’s ongoing racist elimination order have already been in place for over 40 years.
Christel Foster, Chairman of the Board, Rachel Sedgwick, and Bruce Burke, all members of the Board, refused to run for reelection and left three seats open. Luna Rose, Shaw and Grivois-Shah will join the board members Adelita Grijalva and Leila Counts.
With more votes than any other candidate, Luna Rose is the parent of TUSD and a founding member of the Tucson Unified School of Advocacy.
She works as a community and outreach manager at the Arizona Disability Law Center. She has been grassroots organizing for almost 20 years and participates in public processes at all levels.
Luna Rose states that her victory represents a change in the community. “Now we have the most diverse group of school board members who truly represent the district.”