Governing Board

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Gail Q. Knight

Governing Board President
Member since 2012
Email: gknight@balsz.org

 

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Todd Schwarz

Governing Board Vice President
Member since 2010
Email: tschwarz@balsz.org

 

 

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Redeem Robinson

Governing Board Member
Member since 2020
Email: rrobinson@balsz.org

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Muktar Sheikh

Governing Board Member
Member since 2020
Email: msheikh@balsz.org

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Christina Eichelkraut

Governing Board Member
Member since 2021
Email: ceichelkraut@balsz.org

 
  • The Balsz School District's Governing Board consists of five elected volunteer community members who serve a four-year term in non-partisan elections to represent the residents within the District's boundaries. The Governing Board plays a critical role in the formulation and approval of policies that guide the operation of the district. Board candidates must reside within the District boundaries for one year prior to being elected to office. Arizona law does not limit the number of terms a member can serve.

  • In Balsz, we recognize and celebrate cultural differences. This is what makes our school district so special! We are happy to provide our students, families, staff and community with information on how to cope with current events such as COVID-19 and the protesting of the murder of George Floyd. These events impact the lives of those that we serve and the community at-large. We encourage our families to discuss racism with your children and it's impacts in our society. Unfortunately, the world is processing two pandemics at once, systemic racism and COVID-19, compounded by disparities.

    GMA video on ”How parents can talk to kids about racism, George Floyd protests”:  https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/story/parents-talk-kids-racism-george-floyd-protests-70992137

    At the June 9th Board meeting, our Governing Board approved a Resolution on the Commitment of Balsz Elementary School District Governing Board to Black Students and Black Lives. Click here to view the resolution.

    Balsz District Resolution Regarding School Closures

Last Modified on May 5, 2021