Long time friend of local education Judy Burns has passed away. She was 63.
Burns ran for the TUSD school board and lost. Then, she ran again. And again. And, yep, again. Finally, she was elected in 2000 on her fifth try.
Even her detractors have to have admired the tenacity.
Burns was in the thick of it in the fight over ethnic studies, but also worked tirelessly on keeping neighborhood schools open.
School Superintendent Linda Arzoumanian is the one responsible for appointing a replacement.
UPDATE: The original post had the wrong age for Burns.