Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Snapshots from Special TUSD School Closure Meeting 11/27

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Hundreds of parents, students, teachers and community members filled the Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium for Tucson Unified School District's special Governing Board meeting concerning potential school closures.

Many held signs bearing messages of support and almost 50 people spoke during the two hour call to the audience.

Here are a few images from the night.

Students, parents and teachers shouted cheers of support as the auditorium filled before the special meeting began. The meetings never meant anything to me, but now its affecting me and my family, said 13-year-old Valerie Verdugo, a Pueblo Gardens eighth grader.
  • Mariana Dale
  • Students, parents and teachers shouted cheers of support as the auditorium filled before the special meeting began. "The meetings never meant anything to me, but now it's affecting me and my family," said 13-year-old Valerie Verdugo, a Pueblo Gardens eighth grader.

Valeria Verdugo, 11, is a sixth grader at Pueblo Gardens Prek-8 School. Every time a supporter of their school addressed the audience the group stood in solidarity.
  • Mariana Dale
  • Valeria Verdugo, 11, is a sixth grader at Pueblo Gardens Prek-8 School. Every time a supporter of their school addressed the audience the group stood in solidarity.

Lyons Elementary School supporters applauded a speaker.
  • Mariana Dale
  • Lyons Elementary School supporters applauded a speaker.

Hollinger Elementary School student body president Steven Baker addressed the TUSD governing board in both Spanish and English.“We are extremely worried about the future of our stupendous school,” Baker said.
  • Mariana Dale
  • Hollinger Elementary School student body president Steven Baker addressed the TUSD governing board in both Spanish and English.“We are extremely worried about the future of our stupendous school,” Baker said.

Hollinger student body president Steven Baker said the schools unique dual language program helped him excel in both English and Spanish.“I have experienced many different changes and challenges in my education at Hollinger,” Baker said, “Our programs are one of a kind.”
  • Mariana Dale
  • Hollinger student body president Steven Baker said the school's unique dual language program helped him excel in both English and Spanish.“I have experienced many different changes and challenges in my education at Hollinger,” Baker said, “Our programs are one of a kind.”

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Mariana Dale

  • Rodeo Recap from UA Student Photogs

    • Feb 26, 2013
  • The Skinny

    The Skinny recommends the best places to give your money--and take advantage of the state's charitable tax credit.
    • Dec 27, 2012
  • Police Dispatch

    Losing the lottery (tickets) ... a woman and her money are parted ... a drunken minor gets friendly with local flora
    • Dec 27, 2012
  • More »
Today | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat
DO(OM) Yoga

DO(OM) Yoga @ Floor Polish

Sundays, 8-9 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

PCC Theatre Arts - Popol Vuh: The Story of Seven Macaw

. November 9-19 in the Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre (Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun.… More

@ Pima Community College Center for the Arts Thursdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. and Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through Nov. 19 2202 W. Anklam Road.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 25 Things To Do In Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. The Weekly List: 29 Things To Do in Tucson This Week (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. The Koch Brothers Are Spending Money To Make Arizona's Education More To Their Liking (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Trusting Entrepreneurs to Improve Education: A Cautionary Tale (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Chris Bannon: 'We Are Coming For You!' (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation