TUSD answers Star's lawsuit seeking superintendant search documents

2013-07-10T13:02:00Z TUSD answers Star's lawsuit seeking superintendant search documentsPatrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Lawyers for Tucson Unified School District have filed a response to the Arizona Daily Star's lawsuit against the district.

In its response, TUSD claims the Arizona Daily Star is not entitled to the relief in the special action filed to compel the district to release the names and application materials of the candidates who were considered for superintendant of TUSD.

"Defendant is prohibited from disclosing the documents sought in this lawsuit because they form a part of the minutes of executive session meetings of the District's Governing Board and are confidential pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(B)," the response reads.

TUSD board members interviewed four candidates, one of whom, H.T. Sanchez was later hired as superintendant.

The Arizona Daily Star requested the district release the candidates names and application materials. TUSD denied the request.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for July 23 in Pima County Superior Court.

Read the original story on the lawsuit here.

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