Governing Board Appointments

When a governing board vacancy is declared, whether mid-term or because no candidate has come forward to run for a seat, the County Superintendent of Schools is authorized by statute to appoint a qualified elector from the district to fill the seat.

Arizona Revised Statute § 15-302 gives authority to County School Superintendents to appoint individuals to local school districts governing boards when a vacancy arises.

According to statute, the County School Superintendent shall:

“Appoint governing board members of school districts to fill all vacancies, but the term of the appointment shall be until the next regular election for governing board members, at which time a successor shall be elected to serve the unexpired portion of the term. Within thirty days after notification of a vacancy, the school district governing board may submit up to three names to the county school superintendent for consideration of an appointment to fill the vacancy. The county school superintendent is not required to appoint a governing board member from the list of names submitted by the governing board. The county school superintendent, if the county school superintendent deems it in the best interest of the community, may call a special election to fill the vacancies. If an election is called, the newly elected member shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired portion of the term.”

CLICK HERE for the TUSD Governing Board Vacancy Affidavit of Qualification and Candidate Appointment Questionnaire

  • Qualified candidates who would like to be considered for the vacancy must submit an affidavit of qualification and candidate appointment questionnaire to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office by October 24, 2019, at 5:00 pm. The completed packet may be delivered to our office at 200 N. Stone Ave. or emailed to


The following people successfully submitted their affidavit of qualification and candidate appointment questionnaire to the Pima County School Superintendent’s Office by the 10/24/19 (5:00 pm) deadline for the TUSD Governing Board vacancy:

1) John Christopher Ackerley
2) Roger Blumenthal
3) Bruce A. Burke
4) Debe A. Campos-Fleenor
5) Luis Armando Gonzales
6) Cristina Mennella
7) Betts Putnam-Hidalgo
8) Adam Ragan
9) Joshua Reilly
10) Raul Romero
11) Tobin Rosen
12) Peter Santaniello
13) Joel Smith
14) Luis Armando Vega
15) Charlie Verdin
All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and considered by the Superintendent and Chief Deputy. Superintendent Williams will announce his appointment on or before November 1, 2019. Please review the PRESS RELEASE (originally sent out on Oct. 17, 2019) as a reminder of the process.