I’m Bart Pemberton, long-time Tucson resident and third generation Arizonan considering a run for Catalina Foothills Unified School District Governing Board in 2024. The Catalina Foothills is my home.  I met my wife here, own an optometry practice here, and raise our three kids here. We chose to settle in the Catalina Foothills largely because of the historical reputation of the Catalina Foothills School District.

All three of our kids attended CFSD schools. In May, our eldest daughter graduated CFHS and went off to college. She thrived in the school in many ways. The music and band programs are especially strong. Yet, our family has noticed a disturbing trend eroding the district’s greatness. 

Why is it over 30% of the school-aged children in the district attend school elsewhere?  I will strive to find the answer and if possible improve in-district enrollment.   As a governing board member, I will work to reverse that trend by resuming what made it great in the first place.  

CFSD should be a place where every student can engage and succeed in the timeless pursuit of Truth, Beauty, and Self-Discipline.  When this happens, excellence in academics, arts, and athletics follows.  

I will strive to improve school safety for all students, faculty, and staff in the district. 

I will strive to improve transparency and accountability of the Governing Board.  

My primary concern is and will always be the success and welfare of the students so that they are prepared for college and/or the workforce, and that they ultimately have fulfilling lives and careers.  Our students deserve every advantage when applying for college or entering the workforce.  All members of our school community need to be treated respectfully and fairly.  

I need your support to run a successful campaign.  Please donate your money, time, or both, because without them we can't accomplish this for our children, grandchildren, friends, family, and community.

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February 15, 2024

UPDATE - I’m officially running!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported my campaign. It’s official – I’m running! In the next 24 hours, the money you pledged toward my campaign will be processed into a donation. The charge will appear as “DEMENG CROWDPAC” on your credit card.

This campaign would not have been possible without folks like you. Thank you for believing in me - let’s keep the momentum going and win this for [enter your city/state]!

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