A local watchdog group that critically monitors the Tucson Unified School District will hold a forum with the seven candidates running for three open seats on the district’s school board at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Oct. 8.
CARE (Coalition for Accountability, Respect and Excellence,) a group that aims to hold TUSD board members accountable, will give the candidates a chance to answer questions emailed by constituents.
The seven candidates running for three open school board positions include Ravi Grivois-Shah, Natalie Luna Rose, Nicolas Pierson, Adam Ragan, Sadie Shaw, Cindy Winston and write-in candidate Cristina Mennella.Three volunteer, nonpartisan positions on the school board are opening when the terms of current board members Bruce Burke, Kristel Foster and Rachael Sedgwick expire in November.
The candidate forum will be available live at: youtube.com/channel/UCNxtVlmWkpT8K9NzP8DGy-g?view_as=subscriber
Meet the candidates
Ravi Grivois-Shah: Family physician
Natalie Luna Rose: Communications manager for the Arizona Center for Disability Law
Cristina Mennella (write-in candidate): Speech-language pathologist
Nicolas Pierson: Former U.S. Army veteran and financial advisor
Adam Ragan: Public high school teacher
Sadie Shaw: Art educator
Cindy Winston: Science teacher