The salaries and benefits of top Scottsdale Schools administration

Salaries, including stipends and travel expenses, provided by the Scottsdale Unified School District show top administration and department heads [...] Continue Reading →

Former Scottsdale Unified School District CFO facing 11 felony charges

Former Scottsdale Unified School District Chief Financial Officer Laura Tenison Smith has been indicted by a state grand jury, Attorney General [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale school board ponders best lens for internal financial scrutiny

It appears the Scottsdale Unified School District is eying the implementation of an internal auditor for the third time this decade. Since 2008 [...] 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 →

Smith: vilifying the public will not solve Scottsdale Schools criticisms

Recently, the Scottsdale Unified School District CFO, Laura Smith, resigned after conflict of interest concerns were reported by citizens, media [...] Continue Reading →

Official statement released by Scottsdale Schools on latest Segal report

The Scottsdale Unified School District has released an official statement acknowledging a preliminary report presented on the evening of Tuesday, [...] Continue Reading →

Rhoden: it’s time for an educator to have a vote at Scottsdale Schools

I’m running for school board because I believe it is time for change and that I can bring a much needed perspective to our school board. As a [...] Continue Reading →

Reality of need: Scottsdale Schools eye accelerated middle school option

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board has given district leaders the proverbial head-nod to begin logistically planning for an [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Governing Board accepts $40,000 in gifts

The Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board accepted more than $41,000 in gifts at its most recent meeting. On Nov. 14, the elected [...] Continue Reading →

Teachers say employment agreement expired, ignored by Scottsdale Schools

A slew of hands are raised, eagerly waving around in the air, just waiting to be called upon. Arms grow heavier, and heavier, as they begin to [...] Continue Reading →