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New TUSD Governing Board Member starts Tuesday

Bruce Burke TUSD
Posted at 3:21 PM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 00:38:48-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Unified has a new board member and Tuesday night is his first board meeting since being appointed to the vacancy.

Bruce Burke is filling the spot left by Mark Stegeman who resigned in October.

Voters will then decide who holds the seat during the November 2020 election.

That winner will serve a four-year term.

Burke is a retired lawyer who served on the TUSD Governing Board from 2003 to 2010.

One of the action items on Tuesday's agenda is a resolution in support of Anti-Juul legislation.

The district says Juul was irresponsible in promoting their nicotine products to teens.

TUSD board member Kristel Foster said "The Tucson unified school district expresses its support of this litigation and the actions of our fellow ASBA member districts in leading the fight against JUUL And it's irresponsible actions to promote youth vaping."

The resolution passed with four votes the only member who voted no Rachael Sedgwick.

Multiple school districts including TUSD are suing Juul over their involvement in the teen vaping epidemic.