Latest updates from the campaign:
School Board Candidate Robb Vaules Wants Better Services for All Children Attending the Scottsdale School District
Parent and community activist Robb Vaules wants a world class education for every student in the Scottsdale School District.
A Scottsdale resident since he was a child and a parent of children attending that district, Vaules and his wife were struck by the difficulties parents of Special Education children had in securing appropriate resources for children enrolled in those programs.
It is that experience that has primarily driven Mr. Vaules to run as a candidate for the Scottsdale School District Governing Board.
In debate over masks, Arizona parents of kids in special education worry about COVID-19 safety
As COVID-19 forced thousands of Arizona families in and out of remote learning last school year, Sadie Derton struggled through the difficult and often despairing work of supervising the online classes of her two children. (read more here)
August 4, 2021
Today is the first day of school for many students in Arizona and elsewhere, and I want to take this opportunity to make a personal announcement. I am announcing my candidacy for Scottsdale Unified No.48 Governing Board. I am running for the 2022 general election to fill two seats on the School Board for Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD). Sure, November 2022 is a way off, but many signatures need to be collected, people to meet money to raise, and issues to discuss. The best time to start is now. (click title for full announcement)
Special needs services pose challenge for SUSD
Schools around the state re-opened online this month, posing unique problems for Scottsdale Unified and other districts and families with special-needs students.
Many special-needs students rely on in-person instruction.
Districts must adhere to protections included in federal civil rights law, including 504 plans and IEPs – short for individualized education program – that lay out how schools will address a specific student’s accessibility issues and outline specific goals and services. (click below for more)