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Sunnyside Boardmember Buck Crouch holds up a chart May 13 while accusing Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, far right, of fudging the numbers of high school graduates from the district.

In unwelcome news for Sunnyside's Manuel Isquierdo, two challengers beat the incumbents by a 3-1 margin in the district's recall election — one which will determine the fate of the controversial superintendent. Rebecca Quintero and Eric Giffin were handily leading recalled board members Bobby Garcia and Louie Gonzales. Read more» 1

Sunnyside Boardmember Buck Crouch holds up a chart while accusing Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo, far right, of fudging the numbers of high school graduates from the district.

An early-morning meeting of the Sunnyside Governing Board turned hot and heavy Tuesday, as Boardmember Buck Crouch accused Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo of fudging the numbers of high school graduates from the district. "He has intentionally falsified, misrepresented, or lied about the data," Crouch said. Isquierdo, the flash point for a recall election, dismissed the accusations as "political." (video) Read more»

Voters in Sunnyside School District have been slow to return ballots in the all mail-in recall election that ends May 20. Just over 10 percent of ballots have been cast so far, the Pima County Recorder's Office said Wednesday. Read more» 1

Sunnyside Unified School District had a maintenance and operations budget override rejected by the public for the third time in a row this year. At this time, it does not matter why the voters rejected the override or by what margin, the reality is the district's budget needs to be cut. Read more»

Interviews with Barbara Brown of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, Andrew Morrill of the Arizona Education Association, Easter Seals Blake Foundation CEO Ema Kammeyer, developer Richard Studwell, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

Former Pima County Democratic chairmen Jeff Rogers and Paul Eckerstrom, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, Goldwater Institute attorney Jon Riches, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small. Read more»

A retaliatory rumor was started this week that stated that I, Buck Crouch, wanted to do away with all sports in the Sunnyside Unified School District. The malicious rumor is false. Let's look at my record. Read more»

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, Republican Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham. Read more»

Interviews with Democratic state Sen. Steve Farley, Arizona League of Cities and Towns head Ken Strobeck, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, TUSD Boardmember Mark Stegeman, plus Larry Hecker, chairman of the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee, and Sunnyside Governing Board member Buck Crouch. Read more»

Isquierdo addresses the press about his contract extension.

The Sunnyside school board voted 3-2 Tuesday to extend the contract of Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo by two years. The move was controversial, with two Board members — Buck Crouch and Daniel Hernandez — outspoken in their opposition to the extension. The Board's refusal to hold a call to the audience was met with calls of "shame" and "we are going to recall you." Read more» 2

Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal on producing the play "8," plus Sunnyside Governing School Board member Buck Crouch, and developer Richard Studwell. Read more»

Isquierdo

Sunnyside Superintendent Isquierdo should leave immediately. The district needs new leadership now. He gets his way by being a bully; he governs with fear and intimidation. He does not have the best interests of the district at heart; he is greedy and is only interested in building his own wealth on the backs of the teachers, students, staff, and taxpayers of Sunnyside. Read more» 4