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Isquierdo removal is costly, but puts focus back on kids

Taxpayers, students and employees lose big under a deal to pay roughly $500,000 to Sunnyside Unified School District Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo to go away — an arrangement that could have and should have been avoided.

June 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside board decision on leader's contract pending

The Sunnyside Governing Board remained behind closed doors late Monday in a marathon executive session to consider buying out the contract of controversial Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo.

June 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sunnyside superintendent tells board he does not want contract buy out

Sunnyside superintendent tells board he does not want contract buy out

A week and a half after asking the governing board to buy out his contract, Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, said at a meeting he wants to keep the district moving forward and does not want a buy out. 

May 28, 2014 8:59 amLoading…
Quintero, Giffin defeat incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

Quintero, Giffin defeat incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

Rebecca "Beki" Quintero and Eric Giffin have defeated the two Sunnyside district governing board incumbents in Tuesday's recall election.

May 20, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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How voters view superintendent key to Sunnyside recall election

How voters view superintendent key to Sunnyside recall election

A central issue in the May 20 recall election of two Sunnyside school board members is the state of the district under Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo’s leadership.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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3 running against 2 incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

3 running against 2 incumbents in Sunnyside recall election

Two incumbents will defend their seats against three challengers in the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board recall election in May.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Steller: Why Ally Miller makes for good copy, and more politics

Why do we Tucson reporters love to cover Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller so much?

March 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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An increase in graduation rates, a focus on technology and such a profound loss of confidence from stakeholders that it has plunged the district into a spiral of denied overrides and painful budget cuts.

January 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Details for Sunnyside recall election set

The Sunnyside Unified School District recall election against two Governing Board members will take place on May 20.

January 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sunnyside recall certified for the ballot

Sunnyside recall certified for the ballot

After months of collecting signatures and having the names reviewed and verified by county officials, a group of Sunnyside citizens can move forward with a recall election of two school district Governing Board members.

January 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sunnyside recall petitions clear preliminary review

The Sunnyside school board recall effort cleared its first hurdle Wednesday after the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office handed the signatures over to the Pima County Recorder’s Office.

November 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside school board recall petitions filed

A group of citizens collected more than enough signatures to initiate a recall election against two Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board members.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside board defends hiring relatives

In a highly contentious Sunnyside Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night, district officials reiterated their position the district has not done anything illegal by hiring relatives of Governing Board members.

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside has contract with company that pays board member

The Sunnyside Unified School District has entered into an agreement with a prepaid legal service company that employs one of the district’s Governing Board members.

October 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside board demands Hernandez prove corruption allegations

After Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board member Daniel Hernandez Jr. sent out a fundraising letter accusing others in the district of corruption, other board members voted Thursday to demand he provide proof or retract his accusations.

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Grijalva seeks criminal investigation of Sunnyside anti-gay flier

A pair of controversial fliers attacking a Sunnyside school board member have caught the attention of U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, prompting him to call for a local and federal investigation.

August 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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