Putting Politics Aside – We have a Republic to Save


MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Next meeting Tuesday, September 12

Agendas available at least 24 hours prior to meeting here | Board Room of the Curriculum Services Center | 549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203.

Board meetings typically held monthly at 6:30PM on the second and fourth Tuesdays unless noted.

Superintendent and district leadership here.

Board homepage, members, and contact information here.

School District Committees: None known.

Future meetings here: September 26 | October 3 & 24 | November 14 & 28 | December 12 | January 9 & 23 | February 13 & 27 | March 12 & 26 | April 9 & 23 |  May 14 & 28 (begin summer start time of 5:00PM) | June 11 & 25 [NOTE: Boards typically hold special public hearings on the upcoming year’s budget in June]

The latest Arizona Auditor General district spending report is here.

Districtwide the % of all students scoring proficient/highly proficient in ELA and math: 38% and 31%.

The 2022 per-pupil expenditure is: $14,397. For detailed district student achievement results see here.

Upcoming Bond/Override Election: November 7, 2023, $500 million Bond & Override (See also: here and here)

General Election – November 5, 2024: incumbents up for re-election

Joe O’Reilly (party not declared PND) Thanks to PC Tom Kouts for identifying party affiliation!

Kiana Maria Sears (D)

Declared candidates:

Lacy M. Chafee

Jacob D. Martinez


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