Board to discuss steps to find new TUSD superintendent | News
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- As the Tucson Unified
School District deals with budget issues and school closures tonight they want
to focus on another hurdle.
The Board will discuss the
next steps in the hiring process for a new superintendent. Board members and Superintendent Dr. John
Pedicone will meet tonight to discuss starting the hiring process of a new
Dr. Pedicone gave his
resignation last month and some board members have spoken out saying they do
not want Pedicone to leave.
Michael Hicks and Mark
Stegeman sent out a letter to Pedicone asking he reconsider his
resignation. They are asking Pedicone to
not place the district in a tight spot of making a rushed search for a long
By the end of tonight the
Board hopes they will have a game plan.
Tucson News Now spoke with Board President Adelita Grijalva, who says
they will be going over all their options in the hiring process.
Whether they want a search
firm to take care of all the paperwork or have the district take care of
The Board also plans on
discussing how they want to word the job posting that could go out as early as
The meeting is tonight at
6 p.m. inside TUSD headquarters.
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