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TUSD Supt. works to divide district into regions

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jan 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 11:12:38-05
A major restructuring of Tucson's largest school district. A move made by the superintendent that could impact student achievement and safety.
Superintendent Gabrielle Trujillo presented the new plan to the board members at the end of Tuesday's meeting.
The reason for the change -- Trujillo told the board that leadership is too big, slow, invisible and disconnected.

Board President Mark Stegeman agrees and says the plan is promising.
Trujillo announced he's dividing the district into five regions:
  • Southwest
  • South
  • East
  • Central
  • North Central
Each headed by regional assistant superintendents to remove obstacles for faster service and to improve instruction, campus cleanliness, and safety.
The administration is also being reconfigured.
Trujillo is eliminating the director positions and reducing two assistant superintendent positions by two. He told the board it would save the district about $1.2 million.
The new positions are now posted and the selections taking place near the end of March when Trujillo will make the recommendations to the board.