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TUSD Board approves $200k contract for new superintendent

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Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, TUSD Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo, TUSD Superintendent

(KVOA) -- The Tucson Unified School District governing board took on three big issues during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night. 

First, the governing board voted 4-1 to approve a $200,000 contract for new Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo. The contract runs through June 2019. Board member Mark Stegeman voted against the contract.     

Second, the board voted 5-0 to adopt a resolution saying that TUSD will support all students regardless of their immigration status. 

The resolution was introduced after President Donald Trump announced he would be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program  (DACA) within the next six months. 

Ending DACA has left enrollees in the program unsure of what will happen when it ends. 

Finally the board voted to delay a decision on bringing back the controversial Mexican-American Studies program. 

The program was instituted in 1998 but ended in 2012 after Arizona representatives passed a law against it. 

However, last month a judge ruled that law saying it was unconstitutional. 

Several board members expressed interest in bringing the program back but delayed a final decision until the case finishes moving through the legal system. 

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