One District’s Struggle to Care for Students Amid a Pandemic, Protests, and Budget Pain

The Superintendent of a Phoenix School System Weathers Crises and Prepares for Budget Pain

Associate Editor

Diversity is a strength at the 27,000-student Phoenix Union High School District—one of the largest high school districts in the country, says Superintendent Chad Gestson, where 90 percent of his student population is Latino, African American, or Native American.

Making decisions about reopening its 20 high schools during COVID-19 must be made against a backdrop of a multitude of…

Schedule a Tour

Join us to get access to the rest of this premium article.

Already a member? Log in.