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Buck Crouch

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…

Steller: What Sunnyside’s landslide recall vote means, and more politics

The results in the Sunnyside school board recall election were so unexpectedly lopsided that moments before the early results were posted, recall leader Richard Hernandez told me he thought only one board member would be voted out — Bobby Garcia.

May 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Sunnyside school board approves 2% raises

Sunnyside school board approves 2% raises

The Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board voted Thursday to give district employees a 2 percent raise next school year.

May 01, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

Recall effort against two Sunnyside board members called off

The citizens group that opposed Sunnyside Unified School District board members Buck Crouch and Daniel Hernandez Jr. will not pursue a recall election against the two men.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside to cut teachers, and close or restructure schools to save $6 million

The Sunnyside Unified School District will move forward with its proposed budget cuts despite objections from some employees who say they didn’t have any input.

November 27, 2013 10:00 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 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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Steller: Courage lacking in Sunnyside hit piece

When I wrote Sunday about the Sunnyside Unified School District recall campaigns turning petty, I didn’t know they were going to reach this cowardly low.

August 28, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Sunnyside open meeting violations charged

A Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board member filed a complaint this week with the Pima County Attorney’s Office and Arizona attorney general claiming his fellow board members violated the state’s open-meetings law.

August 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside rejects mail-in election, plans 9 polling sites

The Sunnyside Unified School District will open traditional polling sites the district’s November budget override election.

July 10, 2013 7:08 amLoading…

Sunnyside superintendent's contract to be reviewed again Tuesday

The Sunnyside school board has called an unexpected meeting for Tuesday to discuss whether to renew Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo’s contract.

June 16, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…

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