TUSD looking to revamp its magnet school program - Tucson News Now

TUSD looking to revamp its magnet school program

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson's largest school district wants to revamp its magnet program, this proposed plan could change where students attend school.

Tucson Unified School District's Governing Board decided to support a new plan for magnet schools on Tuesday night. Magnet schools offer art or science and technology as a focus.

The schools will be given labels such as excelling, improvement, elimination and meets the standards, and if they do not meet these standards the schools will be given a year or two to improve the standing. Another concern about magnet schools is racial diversity.

Davis Bilingual Magnet principal, Carmen Campuzano said the new program will be good for the district. "It focuses resources and additional support so that magnet schools can comply with diversity and integration."

Some parents who attended the meeting say there was nothing wrong with the current magnet program.

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