Last week we explored the fact that in the TUSD June 2016 regular meeting, the board approved over $53 million in spending without any discussion. Over 40% of that was over $21 million that went to ESI, a third-party firm out of Phoenix that handles substitute teachers in TUSD now.
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Arizona Treasurer Jeff DeWit, a top opponent of Proposition 123 which just passed, was a guest on the JT Harris show this week.
Harris asked DeWit about his opinions now that 123 has passed and TUSD has spent a large portion on it giving overpaid administrators another raise.
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The video above is an excerpt from the TUSD board meeting on June 28th, 2016. In it, TUSD board member Mark Stegeman asks HR leader Anna Maiden about teacher vacancies:
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On today’s Buckmaster Show I was shocked to hear the “education writer” at the Tucson Weekly make the false claim that Proposition 301 monies ended in the year 2009.
This was in response to a question asked by Three Sonorans regarding the fact that the amount of 301 monies spent on performance pay was cut by more than half under the HT Sanchez administration. This allowed the fund to grow to over $15,000,000 this year. This allows for great talking points, that TUSD has millions in reserve, but unfortunately that money was approved by voters to be spent on teachers, and for at least three years the teachers have not gotten the money that was theirs.
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