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For the past few years there have been many changes made by the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board. Many of those changes brought quite a bit of attention to the community.
An Illinois bishop who performed a “minor exorcism” on the governor of that state over same-sex marriage will be the guest speaker at the annual Red Mass here marking the beginning of the legislative session.
It wasn’t long ago when the Mountain View boys soccer team was not just a team that was down on its luck, but a team people dreaded to play.
Gilbert’s 2014 was filled with a mix of progress and tumult among its governing entities. Its main school district continued to earn high marks but still went through a contentious year, while the town government itself currently faces a suit in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Members of the Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board are backing away from a controversial decision they made to redact a portion of a widely used biology textbook.
So the Great Textbook Redaction ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
Boys Runner(s) of the Year:
It has been a great year for football in the East Valley. For starters, Chandler High brought a state title home for the school’s first championship in 65 years. Hamilton also has a successful season, going 12-2, reaching the state finals and coming up just short to the Wolves.
Hamilton running back Kyeler Burke (4) is tackled by *** during the DI State Championship game between Chandler and Hamilton at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
Hamilton Junior Kyeler Burke (4) confirms an interception during the DI State Championship game between Chandler and Hamilton at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Friday, November 28, 2014.
Hamilton running back Kyeler Burke (4) intercepts the ball from Chandler wide receiver Kolby Taylor (5) during the DI State Championship game between Chandler and Hamilton at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.
After 65 years of futility and frustration, Chandler High School finally earned its way to the promised land on Friday night.
Community members who reside within the Gilbert Public Schools’ boundaries will have to wait a little longer to find out exactly how the district will redact several of its textbooks, a decision that may have become finalized during the meeting.
Hamilton's Kyeler Burke runs wide left for a first down during the Division I semi-final playoff football game between Hamilton High School and Brophy College Prep at Chandler High School on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. [Greg Herriman / Special to Tribune]
Some things don't change.
Dear Gilbert Public Schools Board Members and Dr. Kishimoto,
Hamilton's runningback Kyeler Burke (4) prepares to stiff-arm a defensive player during the D1 boys football quarter-finals between Hamilton and Skyline at Hamilton High School on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
“I’m with President Obama on immigration. I need a new roof on my house. The Republican-controlled Congress has until the first of the year to come up with an immigration bill or I’m going to sign an executive check and get some guys to nail down my new shingles.”
A big thank you to the Gilbert Public Schools board members who made a courageous and expeditious decision to resolve the biology textbook problem. I commend them for discerning judgement! Biology, as Mr. Colvin said, is about life, not death of the unborn, or preventing life. It is about the miracle of life. The textbooks should pertain to the study of life only — not sex education — end of story, end of debate. It is time to stop the culture of moral free-fall. The law, life and morality do matter.
Perry's Cade Burks and Corona's Marcus Wheeler during the Division I boys state championships at Cave Creek Golf Course on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.
Tuesday night’s election resulted in two school board members for the Gilbert Public Schools, one for the Higley Unified School District, and an additional Higley spot that remains up in the air.
It is rare in high school sports to be able to watch and appreciate greatness before it moves on. Most often, a great athlete is long gone before folks truly appreciate just how special they were.
Outside groups that want Doug Ducey as Arizona's next governor have spent enough to give every man, woman and child in the state a dollar — and still have $1 million left over. That doesn't count the $2.2 million that Ducey himself has spent in the general election, on top of the $5 million he expended just getting to be the Republican nominee in the first place.
PHOENIX -- Outside groups that want Doug Ducey as Arizona's next governor have spent enough to give every man, woman and child in the state a dollar -- and still have $1 million left over.
For Gilbert residents, Election Day will be heavily focused on deciding who will serve on two of the town’s school boards, as well as who will represent them in the state House and Senate.