Channel 9 has a series of recent stories on disciplinary problems in TUSD middle schools. The former principal of Booth-Fickett, who was removed the day after he spoke about the problems, explains that Central administration has told some schools to under-report disciplinary problems and to reduce suspensions. This manipulation of the data aims to show that the situation is improving, but it actually makes the situation worse by tying teachers’ and principals’ hands.

TUSD Board Member Files for State Probe into Alleged Grade-Changing – Jun 30, 2016

TUSD Discipline Deception? Call for an external investigation – Jun 8, 2016

“It’s a lie.” 2 Board members react to TUSD’s denial of downplaying discipline – Jun 7, 2016

TUSD insiders say district downplays severe discipline problems – May 25, 2016

Tell-All Interview: Booth-Ficket principal reveals details about discipline issues – Apr 21, 2016

Booth-Fickett Principal told to leave school – Apr 20, 2016

ON YOUR SIDE EXCLUSIVE: Booth-Fickett K-8 principal resigns following bullying complaints – Apr 19, 2016

TUSD investigates fights, discipline problems at Secrist Middle School – Dec 15, 2015