Sadie Shaw

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
School Board
Single mother of 2nd grader in TUSD
I’m running to be a member on the Governing Board because my daughter is a student in the district and I want to see her and her peers succeed. I believe that the Tucson Unified School District can transcend the issues that have been plaguing it for decades with new leadership and creative solutions. The district has a duty to prepare students socially, emotionally, and academically in the 21st century. Upon graduation from high school, regardless of continuing education or entering the workforce, a comprehensive education is important. As a board member, I plan to implement full time art and music programs at every school, de-weaponize standardized testing, and funnel more of the district budget into the classroom and to teachers. My philosophies and service to community are attuned to what is needed to uplift both TUSD and the Tucson community as a whole.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing parents the option of choosing phonics instruction for all K-3rd grade students S* Phonics instruction is critical to get students above and beyond the reading level for their grade.
2. Allowing parents to opt their children out of activities or lessons they find offensive to their personal, moral, or religious beliefs S
3. Increasing state and local taxes to provide more funding for schools and school facility projects S
4. Requiring signed permission from a parent before a student may participate in sex education classes or presentations on gender identity S
5. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy O* Unfortunately, that would equate to less money for public schools. We need to build up public education so that parents are confident in the system.
6. Requiring full-day kindergarten for all students S
7. Requiring sex education classes for K-12th grade students S
8. Allocating a certain percentage of the school district’s budget to be spent in the classroom, as opposed to for administration S* We absolutely need to invest more in the classroom. Teachers are not receiving the support they need and pay out of pocket for supplies.
9. Implementing policies to allow students and faculty to use the restroom, locker room, and shower room that aligns with their gender identity S
10. Presenting competing and alternative theories regarding the origin of life when evolution is taught in science classes O