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School District Governing Board Press Releases

March 26, 2008

JOINT TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION DISTRICT No. 11
ALTERNATIVE ELECTION SYSTEM AND COMPOSITION CHANGE OF THE GOVERNING BOARD

(Tucson) Pima County School Superintendent Dr. Linda Lee Arzoumanian announced today that effective with the November 4, 2008 general election the composition of the governing board of the Pima County Joint Technological Education District (JTED) will change. Currently the JTED Governing Board has one board member from each of the 11 member school districts. The new JTED Governing Board will consist of five board members and all five board positions will be on the November 4, 2008 ballot.

The boundaries for each of the five member JTED districts are basically the same boundaries as the districts of the Pima County Board of Supervisors with the exception of the school districts listed below. Residents that reside in the following school districts do not live within the boundaries of the JTED and therefore are not eligible to run for the office of the JTED governing board:

  • Altar Valley Elementary School District #51
  • Continental Elementary School District #39
  • Empire School District #37
  • Redington School District #44
  • San Fernando Elementary School District #35

One board member will now be elected from each of the five supervisor districts in Pima County. Potential governing board members must also reside in one of the 11 member school districts of the JTED.

To qualify as a governing board member for the JTED the candidate must have been a resident of the JTED school district for at least one year immediately preceding the day of election and be a registered voter in the state of Arizona. In addition, no employee of a school district or their spouse may hold membership on a governing board of a school district of which such employee is employed.

Anyone interested in governing board positions for the JTED or for any of the school districts in Pima County, may call Susan Hankinson at the Pima County School Superintendent's Office at (520) 740-8451 or (520) 740-8037 to request a candidate information packet.


March 18, 2008

COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCES SCHOOL DISTRICT GOVERNING BOARD CANDIDATE FILING INFORMATION
GOVERNING BOARD POSITIONS IN ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS

(Tucson) Pima County School Superintendent Dr. Linda Lee Arzoumanian announced today that candidate information is now available for those interested in running for school district governing board in the November 4, 2008 general election. There are governing board positions in all seventeen Pima County school districts including five positions in the Pima County Joint Technological Education District.

To qualify as a governing board member, the candidate must have been a resident of the school district for at least one year immediately preceding the day of election and be registered voter in the state of Arizona. Please note that according to state statute, no employee of a school district, or their spouse, may hold membership on a school district governing board by which they are employed.

To run for the office of governing board, all nomination petitions must be filed with the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent. The filing period begins Monday, July 7, 2008 and ends Wednesday, August 6, 2008.

Anyone interested in governing board positions may call Susan Hankinson at the Pima County School Superintendent's Office at (520) 740-8451 or 740-8037 to request a candidate information packet.


January 29, 2008

SAN FERNANDO SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 35
GOVERNING BOARD VACANCY

(Tucson) Pima County School Superintendent Dr. Linda Lee Arzoumanian has accepted the resignation of San Fernando Elementary School District governing board member and president Melissa Owen. The resignation is effective March 1, 2008.

Arizona Revised Statutes §15-302.3 outlines the county school superintendent's responsibilities in filling a vacant governing board position -- vacancies may either be filled by an appointment or by a special election. Dr. Arzoumanian has determined that an appointment to complete the remainder of the term will best meet the needs of the community and the school district. The term of this appointment will begin upon appointment and will continue through December 31, 2008. This position will appear on the November 4, 2008 ballot as a special two year term position.

Dr. Arzoumanian has previously accepted the resignation of Mr. Alvin D. Easterday. This position has been vacant since November 2007. The term of this appointment will begin upon appointment and will continue through December 31, 2008. This position will appear on the November 4, 2008 ballot as a regular four year term position.

To qualify as a governing board member the applicant must have been a resident of the San Fernando Elementary School District for at least one year prior to the appointment and must be a registered voter in the state of Arizona. Please note that according to state statute, no employee of a school district, or their spouse, may hold membership on a governing board of a school district by which they are employed.

Candidate questionnaires are available at the Office of the Pima County School Superintendent for anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment. An Advisory Committee, consisting of district residents, will be assembled to interview candidates and advise Dr. Arzoumanian on the appointment. The interviews will be held at the San Fernando Elementary School District.

For more information, or to request a questionnaire, please contact Susan Hankinson, Office of the Pima County School Superintendent, 130 West Congress, 4th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701, (520) 740-8037.


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