School board’s 4-1 vote cuts ties with Dr. Birdwell, Hartwell

Scottsdale Unified School District’s two embattled senior administrators will be receiving severance packages, district officials decided, as [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board moves to dismiss superintendent

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has moved to dismiss its superintendent and former chief operations officer following an [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board places superintendent on leave

Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell has been placed on paid administrative leave following a unanimous vote by [...] Continue Reading →

2nd senior administrator resigns as Scottsdale protests outside high school

As hundreds of protesters lined both sides of the street in front of Coronado High School, the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board [...] Continue Reading →

Superintendent Birdwell denounces claims illustrated in HUSD emails

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Scottsdale Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell denied claims illustrated in a recent Higley Unified [...] Continue Reading →

Behind closed doors Scottsdale Schools weighs AG investigation, Birdwell contract

The Scottsdale Unified School District’s top leaders and their attorneys met behind closed doors for six hours on Thursday, Dec. 14, as the [...] Continue Reading →

Investigations confirmed, allegations swirl as Scottsdale Schools business practices questioned

It appears that a series of events occurring in early 2016 has resulted in many Scottsdale Unified School District parents and community members [...] Continue Reading →

Fixing Our Scottsdale Schools: An update on the bond package

It’s been nearly one year since Scottsdale voters approved a $229 million bond package to upgrade and renovate schools within the Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

A fervent Hopi Elementary community remains hopeful rebuild slows

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect comments made by Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell at an Oct. 17 Regular Scottsdale [...] Continue Reading →

Petition circulates to slow down rebuild construction at Hopi Elementary

    More than 1,000 Hopi Elementary School community members have signed a petition to stop the construction to rebuild their school, [...] Continue Reading →