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Dear Steve, Tom, J.D., Eddie and Bob
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
The effects of SB 1062 on gays may depend on where people live and work.
You may soon find your neighbor raising chickens. Or geese or turkeys or even quail.
Attorneys for the state schools chief are defending the decision by lawmakers to provide more per-pupil aid to traditional public schools than charter schools.
A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Legislature asked a federal court Friday to void a decision by Arizona voters to have an independent commission decide how the state is divided into its nine congressional districts.
Calling the right to fresh chicken and eggs constitutionally protected, state lawmakers are moving to override city ordinances that restrict the ownership of fowl.
The year is almost over, and throughout the year schools across Ahwatukee saw many things that will surely be remembered.
The ending of one year and the beginning of another allows us to reflect on where we have been, where we are and where we hope to be. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts that we have been given.
Just a few weeks ago, Kyrene School District experienced a clear election victory for both the continuation of our Maintenance and Operations Override and our second ballot question to allow our governing board to lease, sell or exchange real property (our vacant land). We appreciate this strong vote of confidence and message of support from our community. While Kyrene has a total of 25 schools, 12 of them are in Ahwatukee, educating more than 8,000 students and employing nearly 500 staff members (many who live in the community).
The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year.
There are some startling conclusions we can draw from the election results of Nov. 5 in regards to the Kyrene and Tempe Union High School district’s Maintenance and Operation Override campaigns.
During Tuesday night’s Kyrene School District Governing Board meeting, members met to discuss what has been going on throughout the district.
Results from the Nov. 5 election show voters in support of both Kyrene School District (KSD) and Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) Maintenance and Operations Overrides.
Early results from Tuesday’s election is showing voter support for both the Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District Maintenance and Operations Overrides.
(L-R) Bob Klassen, Alicia Klassen, Akimel Principal Mike Deignan and Kyrene Governing Board president Beth Brizel smile at the positive results of the Kyrene and TUHSD override measures during the "Keep Kyrene Strong" election night event at Nabers in Chandler on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
In case you are wondering how to vote on the Kyrene School District and Tempe Union High School District bond overrides, here are some thoughts.
Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) has been working tirelessly to support our community by preventing the construction of the proposed South Mountain Freeway as a replacement for the current Pecos Road.
I am writing out my check for property taxes. Many of you do not see the taxes and overrides since you pay them with your house payment. This year, the amount for the Kyrene override went up 3.1 percent over last year. The override amounts are actually more than the elementary bond rates.
I am a 22-year resident of Ahwatukee, a senior citizen who has never had a child attend the schools in Ahwatukee, and a strong supporter of the upcoming override elections. The future of our country, our state and our local community depends on a quality public education system. Our youth depends on local citizens to fulfill their civic responsibility, just as we relied on community citizens to support our education in the past. Property values are enhanced in communities where school districts have reputations that attract parents who participate in their children’s education.
It’s amazing to me how the Tempe Union and Kyrene school districts are so much like the federal government when it comes to operating within a budget. Has anyone noticed that?
“Keep Kyrene Strong.” You’ve seen the bright yellow signs on prominent corners in the Kyrene corridor, but what does that mean, exactly?
In the past few months since I retired, I have taken a great interest in watching our community very closely. I now have the time to see how Ahwatukee functions in the day time, something I rarely saw when I worked — never had time to do so.
The Tempe Union High School District Governing Board is set to rewrite a weak resolution concerning the Loop 202 freeway extension and come out in full opposition of the project in November.