Schild: Scottsdale school board ought to be safeguard for taxpayer assets

In 2004, I wrote “Monitoring the District’s Financial Operations is a Key Function of School Boards,” which was published in the Arizona School [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: I filed as a SUSD write-in candidate to give voters a choice

I believe voters in the Scottsdale school district want an election. Some past elections have been canceled due to lack of competition. This year [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: cyber bullying brings Scottsdale school board race to unforeseen low

In April, a friend forwarded a link to a website that appeared to belong to Scottsdale School Board President Barbara Perleberg. I was sickened [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: can we no longer be civil, agree to disagree in Scottsdale?

Michael Norton, Scottsdale’s local political gadfly and Facebook warrior, is claiming wherever he can that I “hate” current acting Superintendent [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: empty promises leave Scottsdale Tonalea community in disarray

After the current building bond passed, members of the Tonalea community asked then Scottsdale School District Superintendent Denise Birdwell to [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: will Scottsdale public education ever be what it once was?

I had a conversation with an acquaintance the other day that left me feeling down. She opined that public schools as we knew them — the [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Scottsdale Schools issues reflect symptom of questionable Arizona procurement law

Although i applaud Jann-Michael Greenburg’s observation that the Scottsdale Unified School District needs tighter financial controls, he fails to [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Birdwell doctrine has transformed the prospects of Coronado HS students

Since I moved here in 1993, the Scottsdale Unified School District has had nine superintendents, which equates to an average of 3 years in the [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: the focus of Scottsdale Schools must be the children — not the adults

When I moved here in 1993, if a parent did not want to send their child to a Catholic school, the Scottsdale Unified School District was the only [...] Continue Reading →

Schild: Scottsdale Schools has more problems than one

The current situation in the Scottsdale Unified School District is unacceptable. Academic achievement has fallen dramatically across the [...] Continue Reading →