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In a recent column I wrote about raising the level of confidence of the public, especially when it comes to voluntarily raising property taxes by voting for an override. I didn’t have the space at that time to fully comment that efforts to raise confidence in Gilbert Public Schools are well underway.
Remember the film “Clueless”? It could easily describe the brief but notable career of Daryl Colvin on the Gilbert Public School board.
Board Member Daryl Colvin during the Gilbert Public Schools board Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. [David Jolkovski/Tribune]
Protestors wear shirts caling for Board Member Daryl Colvin's resignation during the Gilbert Public Schools board Meeting on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. [David Jolkovski/Tribune]
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.
So the Great Apple Controversy is over.
Let’s be honest here. The newest Gilbert controversy seems just an attempt to win an election.
Only a week after the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board temporarily mucked up the Apple-related company deal to build a huge plant in east Mesa, the board majority struck again, again reflecting the highly partisan Tea Party nature of what’s supposed to be a non-partisan position.
Dear Gilbert School Board 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.
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?
“I couldn’t give them the help they need.”
The Gilbert Unified School District governing board could have a more conservative majority come January if voting result trends stay in place.
An election complaint was filed this week in Gilbert alleging a committee seeking to recall Mayor Steve Berman violated election law by printing signs before it was legal.
"Chivalrous," "gentlemanly" and "positive" are words the Gilbert Town Council candidates have used to describe their election campaign, which enters its final week today.
Kabuki Theater is often invoked when folks in a public arena play what the audience knows are pre-determined parts with a pre-determined outcome.
The folks in Gilbert deserve a school board as good as the schools.
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.
Gilbert voters will decide the fate of a property zoned to accommodate a "big-box" store during a special election this fall.
The chairman of a political committee formed to push a recall of Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman has filed a complaint with the town charging the mayor with violating state campaign finance laws.
The Gilbert Unified School District will hire a facilitator to help gather information about what qualities the community wants in its next superintendent.
It pays to be a Gilbert incumbent.
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.
Gilbert district schools will continue to offer free, full-day kindergarten next school year following a vote Wednesday night by the governing board.