Author Archives: Mark Stegeman Re-election Campaign

10 Oct
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Ending questionable land trades and development deals

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Ending questionable land trades and development deals In 2008, the Board voted 4-1 for the land swap which secured the parcel on which the new McCorkle school sits. TUSD’s site selection committee had recommended ...

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10 Oct
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Transparency

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Transparency Mark has been honest about TUSD’s weaknesses as well as its strengths. To communicate with the public, Mark has since joining the Board published seven opeds in the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson ...

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10 Oct
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Successful superintendent transition

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Successful superintendent transition Mark worked hard for a calm and orderly transition during the difficult months following Dr. Fagen’s announcement that she was leaving TUSD.

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10 Oct
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Two-year teachers’ contract

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Two-year teachers’ contract In 2011, negotiations between TUSD and the teachers’ union (the Tucson Education Association) contract unfortunately broke down, and Mark voted with the 3-2 majority to adopt a 2011-2012 contract which included ...

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10 Oct
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Interview process reform

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Interview process reform One of TUSD’s many “hidden” problems has been poorly constructed interview panels, even for major administrative positions. This was never the subject of a Board action, but Mark has pushed with ...

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10 Oct
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Site visits

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Site visits Mark has visited most of TUSD’s schools, with the typical visit lasting 2½-3 hours; he has visited some schools several times. It is unusual for Board members to make such in-depth visits, ...

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10 Oct
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Dissenting votes that later proved to be correct

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Dissenting votes that later proved to be correct Mark has cast many dissenting votes that later proved to be well-founded. Two major examples were his vote against the expensive and failed 2010 wide area ...

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10 Oct
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Support for collective district successes

Back to > Accomplishments & Goals Support for collective district successes The district has made progress in many areas since Mark joined the Board. In many cases, all Board members deserve credit for supporting the staff’s initiatives and successes. Letter ...

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17 Sep
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Proposed Calendar 2013-1014

Tucson, Arizona – August 24, 2012 TUSD Board member Mark Stegeman is calling for public input regarding the proposed calendar for the 2013 – 2014 school year. He states, “We need a calendar that better accommodates families’ needs and also ...

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16 Aug
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Interview with Dr. Mark Stegeman: TUSD Ethnic Studies (VIDEO)

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