Linda has done a great job.
Lucky you & nice office
If Enrique Peña-Nieto is anything like Vicente Fox, then no, the wall will not be built with Mexican money. Witness Fox's viewpoint: https://youtu.be/x4OwJOVi0ec
@GCB1 -- you make a county school Superintendent seem so minor in the grand scheme of public education. Your view is very "pigeon-holed" and forgets that there are INNOVATIVE county superintendents that do more than what your posting details. You should take the time to explore what your local County school office does, beyond the minimalist, administrative duties your posting limits itself to. Rural areas do need help and there are bureaucratic pieces that these candidates should understand. I hope Maria's article about Dr. Arzoumanian provides some of the expert answers vs the speculative ones from these comments.
The pay for this elected position is $76,600.
Grandma Suzy, the job is essentially bureaucratic. The County Supt. of Schools receives the same salary as all other elected county officials, set by law. The Board of Supervisors, Treasurer, Assessor, Sheriff and Recorder all are elected county officials. They do not make as much money as you might think. Huckleberry is paid significantly more as he is not elected.
While Mike's idea of administrators teaching is a desirable one, the problem is first, The County Supt. of Schools has absolutely no authority over the school districts to make that happen. He has no more influence than any other citizen in this regard. Second, having been an administrator, I can tell you that a principal's or district administrator's time is taken up with evaluations of those who report to him, dealing with concerned parents and citizens, and completing bureaucratic requirements for reports, etc. required by the Legislature, school board, and superintendent. It is a lovely concept but shows no understanding of what an administrator's job actually is all about. Most site administrators manage to fill in part of a day substituting in a classroom when no official substitute is available, but that is it. This is why most administrators work 12 hour days. Mike has never been an administrator in a school situation.
None of the three candidates, all very nice, sincere, people, are sufficiently familiar with the actual legal responsibilities of the County School Superintendent at this point. I hope their future campaign offerings will properly inform the public about the job. Incidentally, in small, rural communities, the position is much more significant in providing useful educational help to tiny schools and very small districts, so the overall position does not need to be changed.
The most important task, other than certifying teachers and administrators, and handling the flow of legislative and tax dollars, is to appoint vacant school board positions. The choices made by this individual can affect the future of a school district.
Kind of like Grijalva ever having an intelligent thought?
I would love to see Michael Gordy elected to the position of Pima County Superintendent of Schools! His dedication to public education is well known. He puts his words into action. Please vote for this highly-qualified educator!
The unions are leaving liberals for Trump as the Democrats have become the party of minorities. wait until they correct their title to majority. Will they still need to be represented by Democrats?
Turn out the lights, that party's over.
Boycott Arizona what a fat F*** And the sheeple still vote him in, geeez wake up Arizona!
People are sick of high immigration rates and low wages. That's about the Trump phenomenon in a nutshell. Democrats have abandoned the working class in favor of supporting immigrants as well as the cheap-labor industries who employ them.
They're reaping what they've sown over the last 30 or 40 years.
Wanna bet, Raul?
Seems bureaucracy to me. What is compensation package. How many people r employed at this nice downtown office.
Very important for administrators to teach complete class/subject for entire school year; not a class or two.
The "Last Hurrah" of Raul Grijalva looking for one last election.
Grijalva SEES the writing on the wall,
Like a phoenix arising from the ashes: the "Trump Phenomena" marks the death of decades old Tucson City and Pima County Open Border Policy and the "Raza-Revolution."
The great American "Silent Majority" has finally awaken to disavow and change the 50 plus year old left wing shift in American social policy.
The multi decades long work and sacrifice of "Pioneer" Arizona Activists including but not limited to Glen Spenser, Kathy McKee, Laura Leighton, Rus Dove, Wes Bramhall, Clyde Philips, Cindy Kolb, and yes Yours Truly Roy Warden, aka "the Notorious Mexican Flag Burner," and activist groups like the Minutemen (including Al Garza, Chris Simcox, James Gilchrist), You Don't Speak For Me" (Col. Al Rodriquez), and MAIA (MIchele Dellacroce) set the stage for the downfall of La Raza.
WHEN I remarked this to Pima County Public Defender Margot Cowan at the Trump rally last week, Margot looked "sick." I thought she was going to puke!
Why not just annex South America and get it over with, then they all can be part of the US and stay home.
Where are the jobs Raul? Where is the leadership? Where is border security? Why is Cuba more important than national security? What have you done to our healthcare?
Step aside Raul, you have failed us.
Neighborhood Plans were written to protect neighborhoods from incursion from commercial interest. Last year, when the city voted to amend the mid-town Broadmoor-Broadway Village Neighborhood Plan and the Arroyo Chico Area Plan to allow a parcel previously zoned for residential to be rezoned for parking (specifically prohibited in the neighborhood and area plans) despite overwhelming opposition from the surrounding neighborhoods, Steve Kozachik promised there would not be a domino effect. Well now, the next domino has fallen. It looks as if the current council is willing to amend those neighborhood plans as necessary, and neighborhoods accross the city will now be subject to the whims of commercial interests. BTW, the apartments raised to make way for parking?? A beautiful set of small garden aparpartments with and association to Joessler, and with Section 8 housing; no help was given to the renters pushed out of their mid-town residences.
End those temporary visas too.
Bush, same as Obama.
It's either Bernie or Trump, and I am going with Trump.
I love u n miss u brother. I carry u in my heart and soul. U were a dam good friend. The best husband and the perfect father to Fernando Lara Jr. Justice will finally b hours. And then we can all finally rest our minds and heavy heart's.
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