October 20, 2020
Dear Tanque Verde District Community,
I would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the challenges we have been facing in our schools and community. The recent board vote to begin hybrid instruction provided a turning point for us, and we hope for our families, students and staff members, an opportunity to begin looking toward a brighter future.
We are quickly approaching a very important election, on the national, state and local levels. In the Tanque Verde Unified School District, we have both a Governing Board election and a School Improvement Bond proposition on the November 3rd ballot. The Governing Board elections occur on a two year cycle, with three board members up for reelection this election year, and two at the next election. Information about School Governing Board elections may be found on the Pima County School Superintendent’s website at: School Board Candidates
This year, the TVUSD Governing Board has called for a $6,100,000 Bond Approval. The Arizona School Facilities Board has recently approved funding for new construction to support the growth of TVUSD schools. However, the funds are not sufficient to cover the full cost to build and outfit schools that match the needs of the district’s students.
As stated in the voter information pamphlet,
The Governing Board called the $6.1 million School Improvement Bond Election because of the need to ensure facilities to support college and career educational programs and growth in the District’s student population which has led to a need for new school facilities...The funds from this bond election will be used to supplement the funds already obtained from the State School Facilities Board
More information may be found here:
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and resilience of our Administrative Team in the face of this unprecedented global crisis. They have been outstanding in their commitment to our students, staff and schools, and have led us successfully through a very challenging time. Our teachers have also shown exceptional commitment and fortitude through it all. We are grateful for each of them.
We look forward to continuing to work together with our community to provide the level of excellence in education that has long been the tradition of the Tanque Verde Unified School District. With your support, we see a bright future for our students, teachers and schools.
Scott Hagerman, Ed.D