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The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted to hire Christina Kishimoto to serve as the district's next superintendent. [Courtesy Hartford Public Schools]
The bi-annual Gilbert Mayor’s Ambassador Forum to address issues related to the town will take place on Sept. 25.
Incoming Gilbert Public Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto officially signed a contract that will pay her at least $200,000 per year on the same night the district’s governing board hired its second interim superintendent since July.
Voters in Gilbert won’t receive a third opportunity to weigh the pros and cons of an override after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board voted down adding it to the November ballot in a heated 3-2 vote.
Is this a tipping point for one of Arizona’s top-performing school districts? Has Gilbert Public Schools, justifiably proud of its many achievements and recognized for its students’ learning, come to a time when all of its successes might be negated by the behavior of just a few people?
A recent change made by Gilbert Public Schools to reduce the amount of time granted for public input at governing board meetings has created an uproar among at least 500 parents and community members.
A few months of searching to find a permanent leader for the district concluded on Feb. 11 with the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board’s vote to hire a new superintendent, although the decision came amid controversy over the process.
School districts across the East Valley educated their students at a rate above the state standards according to information released by the Arizona Department of Education on Aug. 4.
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
Am I confused? Of course, my wife and kids and probably most of my friends would tell you that’s my normal state of mind.
Parents will find few states that offer families as many schooling options as Arizona. A longtime leader in the national school choice movement, Arizona has an education marketplace with a school for nearly any income, interest or situation.