Whitener Cuts Substitute Teacher Budget and Expands Administration

Whitener voted to cut the substitute teacher budget at the same meeting where she voted to create a new director position at the district office. . . . → Read More: Whitener Cuts Substitute Teacher Budget and Expands Administration

Higley’s Birdwell Makes $500 Donation to Whitener prior to Superintendent’s Evaluation

Higley Unified School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell donated $500 to incumbent school board president Venessa Whitener’s election campaign (click here for public record).

The donation raises ethical concerns. The board will conduct its annual evaluation of Superintendent Birdwell in November 2014, with potential for another annual pay raise. Whitener, as current board president, will lead . . . → Read More: Higley’s Birdwell Makes $500 Donation to Whitener prior to Superintendent’s Evaluation

HUSD Candidate Forum

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce held a forum for candidates from both Gilbert Public Schools and Higley Unified School District on June 5th. The format of the forum was that each candidate had two minutes to answer each question and provide a final statement. The order in which candidates answered questions changed from question to . . . → Read More: HUSD Candidate Forum

GPS Candidate Forum

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce held a forum for candidates from both Gilbert Public Schools and Higley Unified School District on June 5th. The format of the forum was that each candidate had two minutes to answer each question and provide a final statement. The order in which candidates answered questions changed from question to . . . → Read More: GPS Candidate Forum