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Pima County's free pre-K program to grow with new classrooms, $30M in spending

Pima County has started approving contracts with school districts that will fund their free preschool program for low-income families, called PEEPS, with federal COVID relief from the 2021 American Rescue Plan. The switch is expected to bring and keep more teachers and open more classrooms. ... Read more»

Tucson-area schools offering 'grab & go' meals for kids during coronavirus closures

With Tucson-area schools closed until at least March 30, some area school districts are preparing to offer "grab and go" meals for children beginning next week: Amphi, Flowing Wells & Catalina Foothills, as well as TUSD and Sunnyside.... Read more»

County Attorney won't charge students in alleged Flowing Wells plot

Five Flowing Wells High School students arrested last week for allegedly planning to kill another student won't face charges, authorities said Friday. The Pima County Attorney's Office announced that there is not sufficient evidence to prove the students conspired to murder a fellow student.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Curbing the gun violence epidemic

Sarah Garrecht Gassen, editorial writer for the Arizona Daily Star, filled in for Bill, kicking off the show with retiring Flowing Wells Superintendent Dr. Nicholas Clement. Then, Pat Maisch and Nancy Bowman wrapped up the show with a conversation on gun control.... Read more»

Education budget

Marana, Flowing Wells voters reject budget overrides, Sahuarita gets go-ahead

School budget override results were mixed in Tuesday’s consolidated elections. Sahaurita voters approved a budget increase, but Marana and Flowing Wells residents defeated their districts' requests for more funding.... Read more»