(Disastrous) Board Meeting in Deer Valley Unified School District

I’ve witnessed some pretty terrible governing board meetings over the last fifteen years, but this week’s Deer Valley Unified School District (DVUSD) Governing Board meeting last night was… extra. It was like watching a car crashing into a trainwreck while a nuclear bomb goes off.

It wasn’t good. 

I know I’ve been focused on Peoria meetings lately (and don’t worry, PUSD, I STILL can’t quit you), but I have been hearing so much about the fuckery taking place in DVUSD, I decided that it was time for another Roadshow edition of our Secular AZ Substack, so prepare yourselves: I’m about to blow your mind (and not in a good way).

Click here to read the rest on Secular AZ’s Substack. 

Jeanne Casteen, Secular AZ Executive Director

JEANNE CASTEEN has a bachelor’s degree in human communication and history from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU and a master’s in education, also from ASU. Jeanne has over 11 years of experience teaching in Maricopa County’s public schools. In 2011, Jeanne completed the Emerge Arizona program and in 2012 became a school board member of the Creighton School District. She served as Board President from 2016 through 2020. In 2020, Ms. Casteen ran for Maricopa County School Superintendent, and came within 12,000 votes of winning. She has been awarded the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education as well as the Arizona School Board Association’s All-Arizona School Board Member Award.

Author: Jeanne Casteen, Secular AZ Executive Director

JEANNE CASTEEN has a bachelor’s degree in human communication and history from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at ASU and a master’s in education, also from ASU. Jeanne has over 11 years of experience teaching in Maricopa County’s public schools. In 2011, Jeanne completed the Emerge Arizona program and in 2012 became a school board member of the Creighton School District. She served as Board President from 2016 through 2020. In 2020, Ms. Casteen ran for Maricopa County School Superintendent, and came within 12,000 votes of winning. She has been awarded the Arizona School Public Relations Association Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education as well as the Arizona School Board Association’s All-Arizona School Board Member Award.