is guiding and directing efforts to enhance communication and promote educational issues, programs and activities.
means being responsive to the educational needs of schools and supporting their work in relevant and meaningful ways.
is working together with students, teachers, businesses, community based organizations, parents, and taxpayers to improve the quality of education in Pima County.
From the very beginning, Linda Arzoumanian focused her career and her future on her passion: the education and welfare of children and adults.
Professional development center that focuses on research-based instructional strategies including technology integration into the curriculum, systems thinking, and new teacher support.
It’s not magic, it’s science. That’s what students at Col. Smith Middle School learned early on this semester when they participated in a number of experiments, hosted by DaNel Hogan, the STEM Coordinator here at the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office. A former Einstein Fellow and science teacher, DaNel engaged the 6th -8th grade students using sixteen hands-on science activities. She was assisted by Nubia Bertsch, also from the Pima County School Superintendents’ Office, and by University of Arizona South elementary and secondary education pre-service teachers who were able to practice their student engagement strategies. In the afternoon, 7th and 8th grade students had a chance to learn a little bit about nuclear science from DaNel who talked with small groups about radiation and showed them additional demonstrations. Another successful event brought to Southern Arizona by The STEMAZing Project.
Pima County Spelling Bee
Two eighth-grade boys schooled the competition at Saturday’s Pima County Spelling Bee, qualifying them for the state contest next month in Phoenix.
Christopher O’Connor, a student at St. Cyril of Alexandria School, and Caleb Smith, a student at Esperero Canyon Middle School, survived more than 30 rounds and knocked 41 competitors out of the contest before reaching the hefty final word, “corpulent,” said Jaymie Jacobs, who organizes the county bee.
Our Offices are now located at 200 N. Stone Ave. on the northeast corner of Stone and Alameda downtown Tucson. More…
District Governing Board Election Information
The Office of the Pima County School Superintendent has prepared this guide and campaign packet to provide information regarding the election process of school district governing board members.
On May 20, 2014, the qualified electors of Sunnyside Unified School District will be presented with a recall election against Louie Gonzales and Robert García, members of the school district Governing Board. Those individuals elected will take office upon qualifying for office and subscribing to the Oath of Office immediately after the certification of the election by the Board of Supervisors and the Superintendent of Schools. The elected individuals will serve the balance of the term for the office through December 31, 2016.
To download all of the necessary elections materials VISIT THE GOVERNING BOARD ELECTIONS PAGE.
The Office of the Pima County School Superintendent is pleased to announce the launch of its Financial Transparency website, transparency.schools.pima.gov. This website was created in accordance with A.R.S. §41-725(H). It is a searchable, public website that serves as a single point of reference for the residents of Pima County school districts. The website contains all the financial transaction information for 15 of the 17 school districts in Pima County. This website does not contain any financial transaction information for Sunnyside Unified School District and the Tucson Unified School District, which manage their financial operations independently from the Pima County School Superintendent pursuant to A.R.S. §15-914.01.
The Pima County School Superintendent’s Financial Transparency website presents data beginning with the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, and for each fiscal year thereafter and will be updated on a monthly basis. All revenues and expenditures are included. Please note that some expenditures, such as salaries, are aggregated and some are shown in detail depending on the nature of the expense. For questions on specific transaction details, please contact the appropriate school district. In accordance with state law, the data that is presented on this website will be maintained for up to three (3) fiscal years. All members of the public are invited to visit the Financial Transparency website.
Questions can be directed to Ricky Hernandez or Cody Cassidy at 520.724.8451.
City High School, Pima Prevention Partnership Academy and Utterback Middle School students have displayed original art work in the lobby of our office. The display rotates on a monthly bases, giving a variety of students an opportunity to have their work displayed. The teachers and community members who come to the office enjoy taking a few moments to appreciate the talented art students of Pima County.
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