Further Turmoil at SUSD: Lawsuits are Filed Against the Greenburgs

Well we had about one week of kumbaya-esque good feelings about the Scottsdale Unified School District; as regular readers will note, just last week we wrote about Scott Menzel’s contract extension and how much he deserves it, having navigated SUSD through a significant amount of turmoil. Well grab your popcorn folks, because Menzel is going to earn that extension. This … Read More

SUSD Considers Limiting Public Comment: Not Enough Adults in the Room

The Scottsdale Unified School District recently considered rather draconian moves in response to public input and discourse: to limit public comment, as well as to restrict it to people who have a vested interest in the district. While the board took no action, it does highlight a growing issue at SUSD meetings, as political activists from around the state as … Read More

Menzel Proving His Value Again at Performance Pay Meeting: While Progressive Areas Decry Importance of Math, He Prioritizes It

Scottsdale Unified Superintendent Scott Menzel was recently on the hot seat in his recent assessment, where his performance pay came under light fire by board members perhaps trying to look tough in the face of potential recall elections and re-election campaigns. Superintendent Menzel recently showed why he deserves the benefit of nearly any doubt, and how he plans to help … Read More

The Absurdity is Over: All 4 SUSD Recall Attempts Fail

By Alexander Lomax Could it be? Common sense reigns over irrational anger? Someone get the fainting couch, I am getting the vapors! Yes, it is with a certain degree of jubilation and relief that I can announce that the four attempted recall elections of Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board members have all failed, None of them got the nearly … Read More

SUSD Board is Feeling Heat, Putting Superintendent Menzel Through a Wringer

It’s been a strange last few months for Scottsdale Unified; between protests and swarms of angry parents to the Greenburg fiasco, it’s safe to say that all of SUSD’s leadership is under intense pressure. That may be manifesting itself in a conversation about compensation, as SUSD members are talking about changing metrics for Superintendent Scott Menzel’s pay. All this is … Read More

No Criminal Charges for Greenburg, but That Doesn’t Make It One Bit Better

Jann-Michael Greenburg will escape criminal charges it seems, as a recent investigation stated that he did not in fact break the law. Those were the findings of the Scottsdale Police Department, which have been passed up to the FBI and State AG. According to Police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Quon, investigators did not find anything in the Google Drive on Jann-Michael … Read More