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Articles from December 2019

Laveen Awarded Grant Funding For Counselor, School Resource Officers

Laveen is once again a recipient of the state’s School Safety Grant providing funding for five School Resource Officers (SRO) and a counselor.

M.C. Cash, Trailside Point, Paseo Pointe, and Rogers Ranch schools will continue to have their SRO position funded; Cheatham will receive a new SRO position. Laveen School will receive funding for an additional counselor.

Based on the proposed funding level, the Laveen District will receive about $2.1 million worth of funding over the course of the three-year grant cycle. Funding and the associated positions begin in January.

The State Board of Education approved Laveen’s requests at their December 13, 2019 meeting.


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Laveen Celebrates Groundbreaking of Estrella Foothills Global Academy

On October 25, 2019, Laveen broke ground on their ninth school, Estrella Foothills Global Academy. The future school is located near 55th Avenue and Carver Road.

Development of the school was made possible through a number of partnerships. The land was acquired through a donation by developer Taylor Morrison and proceeds from another district-owned land sale; the Arizona School Facilities Board is funding $14.6 million in construction costs; and, in addition to the site’s three play fields, there will be a joint-use playground/city park of which the City of Phoenix and Taylor Morrison are funding the construction, amenities, and improvements.

Estrella Foothills will offer global studies as its signature program. Plans include becoming an International Baccalaureate World School and offering Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language component. Global designs will be incorporated into the building’s architecture. Estrella Foothills Global Academy will open to Grades K–6, adding a grade level each year until it serves Grades K-8.

The school was designed by EMC2 Architects and is being constructed by S.D. Crane Builders.

Contractor S.D. Crane sponsored the celebratory event.

View photos from the groundbreaking on our flickr page.

For more information about the school, visit


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Laveen to Open Estrella Foothills Global Academy in 2020.

The Laveen School District will be opening its ninth school in August 2020.

Located with the Taylor Morrison development near 55th Avenue and Carver, the new school will feature global studies as its signature program. Estrella Foothills Global Academy will open to Grades Kindergarten – 6 in August 2020. It will add a grade level each year until it serves Grades K-8.

Groundbreaking is planned for October 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Visit the school’s page for updates

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