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Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

Sunnyside apparently won't put budget override on ballot

The board voted 5-0 to pass a resolution ordering an override election.

June 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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 names interim district leader after buyout

Sunnyside Assistant Superintendent Eugenia Favela was appointed interim superintendent Tuesday night, one day after controversial superintendent Manuel Isquierdo was bought out of his contract for nearly $500,000.

June 03, 2014 9:07 pmLoading…

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…

Isquierdo's birthday wish - no reporters or calls for his resignation

At the Sunnyside Unified School District board meeting Tuesday night, board members and audience members in attendance sang “Happy Birthday to You” to Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo and celebrated with cake.

March 12, 2014 10:30 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…
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 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…

School closures and staff cuts loom for Sunnyside

The Sunnyside Unified School District wants to close two schools in an effort to save about $6 million.

November 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside launches image makeover campaign

The Sunnyside Unified School District has embarked on a marketing campaign to counter the controversies that have plagued the district this year.

October 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside students will suffer if budget override fails, backers say

The overriding message from most of the speakers at the Sunnyside Unified School District budget override forum was simple.

October 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sunnyside board mired in conflict

On Tuesday, Sunnyside officials were hoping to address some issues that were reported in the media and had attracted scrutiny from some Governing Board members and the community.

October 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: Financial interests entangle Sunnyside board

Steller: Financial interests entangle Sunnyside board

If Sunnyside Unified School District will not admit to a corruption problem, perhaps it will cop to having boundary issues.

October 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New Sunnyside security coordinator has criminal history

The Sunnyside Unified School District hired Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo’s brother-in-law as an on-campus school monitor despite knowing he had a felony drug conviction.

October 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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