Newly elected Bisbee School Board VP Kym Kennedy speaks out on the need for a summit of community and education leaders in the final part of Chuck Aton's interview from January 5, 2016. She also discusses replacing outgoing Superintendent Jim Phillips as well as other pressing issues facing the financially strapped local education system. (Photo by CAlton, CochiseTALK.com)
BUSD BOARD PRESIDENT KYM KENNEDY INTERVIEW PART 1
by Chuck Alton/CochiseTALK
The parents of Bisbee school children are leaving Bisbee for more fertile ground, and some parents choosing to stay here are pulling their children out of the district for a better education in nearby Sierra Vista. Locals are so frustrated with their local school system that most have given up on it. In an effort to learn more about what exactly is happening I've asked BUSD Board President to sit down and chat about it.
In part one of our exclusive interview with the District's Board President, Kennedydiscusses State Funding, 47th in the U.S., the possible loss of Career Tech Education, AZ Merit testing and why nearly all failed, BUSD's "C" grade according to the State, and surprising answers to questions about the 4 day school week. On Demand at www.cochiseTALK.com starting Monday. Part II to be published this Wednesday. We'll talk about getting the disconnected Community engaged in making local schools better, and much more. To listen just click on the arrow on left end of red bar below picture. (25m 41s)
On June 9th, 2015, the Urban Land Institute in Phoenix sent a specialized panel of experts each versed in a different area of economic development at the invitation of the iBisbee Committee to offer ideas for Bisbee's in five in five areas or opportunities... the first they discussed was Tourism. The panel is introduced at the start of this segment. The next four will be posted shortly.
Arizona is one of 7 of the most drought stricken states in the country. Cochise County is doing a balancing act, with your help, in hopes of conserving - even replenishing - life supporting water for our community. Cado Daily is a top go-to expert on water, especially local water. In this interview she answers questions we all have about local water issues and what we can all do. Chuck Alton is host.
April 22, 2015, the afternoon of the Ramirez shooting. At BPD station. Present in the room identified at beginning, also date and time. Staff Sgt. Robert Coronado, the officer involved, is being interviewed. The shooting took place that morning. (running time: 95 minutes)
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