Parents, students, teachers, and activists have been abuzz in recent weeks about the new Proposed Desegregation/Unitary Status Plan for Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).
Mexican American Studies (MAS) advocates see the new plan as a potential way to bring back the program that was killed a year ago by the TUSD Governing Board, after it was found by the State of Arizona to be in violation of HB2281 and, therefore, in the opinion of the government... illegal.
This week, three pulbic forums will be held, and after those meetings, the plan's public review and comment period will end on Nov. 28, 2012. Information about the forums and other ways to comment on the proposed plan (without leaving your house) after the jump.
You can submit comments and input on the proposed Unitary Status Plan in five ways:
(1) Speak at a Public Forum (see schedule below);
(2) Submit comments (here) to the Unitary Status Plan website at www.TucsonUSP.com;
(3) Send an email with your comments to comments@TucsonUSP.com;
(4) Fill out a comment form at any TUSD school, at a Public Forum, or on the Unitary Plan Website;
(5) Submit your comments by mail to: USP Comments, P.O. Box 41358, Tucson, AZ 85717-1358.
The three public forums will take place this week from 6:00 PM-8:30 PM. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.
Monday, Nov. 26: Tucson High Magnet School, 400 N. 2nd Ave., Tucson
Tuesday, Nov. 27: El Pueblo Regional Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson
Wednesday, Nov. 28: Palo Verde High School, 1302 S. Avenida Vega, Tucson
This website is very easy to use. The plan is available in English and Spanish and is printable. Check it out-- before Nove. 28.
This is sort of a speak-now-or-forever-hold-your-peace opportunity, people. I'm warning you: no whining later about "lack of public comment". Now is the time.