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School officials are warning lawmakers that if they don't take a deal to settle the inflation adjustment lawsuit — and soon — taxpayers could be on the hook for another $1.3 billion.
A new mixed-use building is planned to open in downtown Gilbert next fall.
Thirty years after winning an Olympic medal, Corona del Sol High School wrestling coach Jim Martinez will be recognized as one of the champions of his sport.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission of Arizona and Arizona State University hosted a debate on Tuesday featuring Legislative District 16 candidates for the state’s House of Representatives and Senate.
Corona del Sol High School wrestling coach Jim Martinez, pictured, will receive induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Hall of Champions. Martinez was an All-American wrestler in college and won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics. [Courtesy Tempe Union High School District]
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Helen's Hope Chest a $55,000 grant to purchase furniture, fixtures and equipment for a building under construction that will house the clothing, book and school-supply bank for foster children.
The Higley Unified School District has scheduled a celebration on Sept. 27 to recognize its ranking as the top large public school district by the Arizona Department of Education.
Santan Junior High School
1550 E. Chandler Heights Road
(480) 883-4600 or CUSD80.com/SJHS
A member of the Chandler Unified School District and built in 2002, Santan Junior High School is a “B” rated school by the Arizona Department of Education. Santan also sports several clubs like the LEGO Robotics Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, book club, and student council to buttress the academic and athletics programs.
Andersen Junior High School
1255 N. Dobson Road
(480) 883-5300 or CUSD80.com/AJHS
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Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave. (480) 782-2680 or ChandlerCenter.org
Opened in 1989, Chandler Center for the Arts hosts plays, dance performances, musical productions and visual arts, regularly bringing in a mix of local and national artists.
The center, which is a shared facility between the city and the Chandler Unified School District, is home to more than 1,000 events per year, ranging from student productions to nationally renowned acts. The performances are spread between three stages, including the 1,500-seat main stage, the 350-seat Hal Bogle Theatre and the 250-seat recital center, giving community members access to a variety of free and ticketed productions.
Michelle Mac Lennan, general manager of the Chandler Center for the Arts, said the Best of Chandler nomination was terrific to hear.
“That’s wonderful that we were nominated. We are celebrating our 25th anniversary, so it’s a great time to be recognized,” Mac Lennan said.
Bourbon Jacks Bar & Grill
11 W. Boston St.
(480) 664-1738 or BourbonJacksAZ.com
Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino
5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
(520) 796-7777 or WinGilaRiver.com
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An independent study by a home-security company based on FBI statistics ranked the town of Gilbert as the fifth-safest city in Arizona.
A federal judge has accepted the guilty plea of the owner of a Phoenix-area car wash chain who acknowledged turning a blind eye to illegal hiring at his business.
Students at four high schools in the Tempe Union High School District were named semifinalists for the 60th Annual National Merit Scholarship awards.
Republicans may try to block independents from participating in future party primaries after their turnout in last month's election — close to one vote out of every seven — may have affected some races.
Why do public schools have the option of asking its local community for additional dollars through overrides when charter schools don’t. The Arizona Legislature has not updated its funding formula for over 30 years. Whereas the Legislature legalized the option for charter schools and funded charters at a higher rate, which equates to roughly $1,000 more per student.
What is the big deal about public education these days? Does it really have an effect on my life if I don’t have children attending the public schools? The Justice Policy Institute issued a report in 2007 on Education and Public Safety. Research results found that “a 5-percent increase in male high school graduation rates would produce an annual savings (in the state) of almost $5 billion in crime-related expenses.” Are you aware that the Arizona high school graduation rate has fallen below the national average? Public Safety is the main concern of police departments across the state. Who, then, did the Arizona Police Association choose to endorse for Gilbert School Board? Jill Humpherys and Charles Santa Cruz.
Gilbert’s Heritage District is set to include another restaurant in the near future, albeit one the owner and a Gilbert Chamber of Commerce official said won’t detract from the downtown’s increasing options.
City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh has been appointed to the Advisory Committee of the Upper Iowa University Mesa Center.
The brief investigation that led to Gilbert High School football coach Tim Rutt’s placement on administrative leave stemmed from an accusation he embezzled funds designated for furniture.
Tempe High School took home another victory after a slow start against McClintock High School Friday evening, marking the third consecutive win for the Buffaloes in the oldest Tempe school rivalry.
Residents of Gilbert and the rest of the East Valley spent the last week remembering the events of 9/11 during several ceremonies and events.
Democrat Fred DuVal and Republican Doug Ducey sparred on several issues during their first gubernatorial debate Wednesday in Chandler.
The Higley Unified School District has started registration for its fall break camp to run next month.
Once again, in November, school districts throughout the state will have overrides on the ballot. Most, if not all, districts do this because the funding formula from the state is over 30 years old and does not meet the cost of doing business in the year 2014. Think about it; can you get a gallon of gas for 95 cents today? Well, that’s essentially what they are asking schools to do today.