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Aug 19, 2012 10:32 PM

TUSD board holds town hall meetings to get help on district's next budget

The public is encouraged to participate in upcoming town halls to provide input as to how the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board should make budget decisions to overcome a projected $17 million deficit while continuing to improve student achievement. The public meetings will be held August 20, 22, and 25.

The Governing Board is seeking community input as it develops a School Master Plan to address five critical areas: Academic Achievement, Equity and Diversity, Services and Programs, Facilities, and Finances. The district faces substantial budget challenges due to demographic shifts in the community, declining enrollment, reduced state funding, and escalating expenses for utilities and maintenance.

Community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the economic realities facing the district as well the chance to provide their ideas to help shape the future of the district and support the priority of academic excellence.

Please share your ideas at the following town halls held on August 20, August 22, and August 25:

Town Hall Meetings

Monday, August 20 6:30- 8:30pm
Auditorium: Sahuaro High School, 545 N. Camino Seco
Directions: East on Broadway to Camino Seco; turn left. North on Camino Seco approximately one-fourth mile.

Sahuaro High School | View Larger Map

Wednesday, August 22 6:30- 8:30pm
Auditorium: Cholla High Magnet School, 2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Directions: West on Broadway to Euclid; turn left Euclid turns into Park. South on Park Avenue to 22nd Street; turn right. West on 22nd Street past Mission Road. (22nd Street turns into West Starr Pass Blvd.)

Cholla High School | View Larger Map
Saturday, August 25 10am - noon
Auditorium: Catalina Magnet High School, 3645 E. Pima St.
Directions: East on Broadway to Campbell; turn left. North on Campbell to Elm Street; turn right (Elm turns into Pima Street.) East on Pima Street to entrance.

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