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TUSD board meeting covers three issues Tuesday

Posted at 10:13 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 01:13:41-04

Tucson Unified School District board members are taking up three key issues at their meeting Tuesday.

One of the issues will be showing support for students who benefit from DACA.

The board could also bring back the controversial Mexican-American studies program.

TUSD eliminated the MAS program back in 2012, amid worries they would lose funding if they kept it.

The Mexican-American studies program was the focus of a lawsuit and federal trial earlier this year. The claim was that by making the program unlawful, it violated students' first amendment rights.

In addition, the district has been without a superintendent since February.

On Tuesday, the board could finalize a contract for the new superintendent.

The board chose Gabriel Trujillo as the district's new superintendent just over two weeks ago. He served as interim superintendent for five months.