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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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Study Session on School Start/End Times Planned for Dec. 5

As we prepare to open our ninth school in August, the district must evaluate the impact Estrella Foothills Global Academy will have on our bus transportation services and, in turn, school start and end times.

On Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m., the Governing Board will hold a study session to review the possible changes to school start/end times beginning in the 2020-21 school year. 

We anticipate that the options being considered will be presented to the Board at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Thursday, December 12 at 5:30 p.m. Information regarding the options being considered will be shared following this week’s study session. 

Visit our Start Time Page for details and updates.

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Laveen Receives Grant to Add Lighting to David Glasser Athletic Complex

Laveen is once again the recipient of a grant from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA). The district is one of 31 organizations from around the state that received an AZSTA grant in its latest round of awards to organizations that promote youth and amateur sports programs.

AZSTA will be providing $250,000 in lighting to the David Glasser Athletic Complex soccer/football fields.

Dr. Joe Roselle, community engagement coordinator; Kevin Hegarty, chief financial officer; and Robert Jacobson, support services director, prepared the extensive grant application.

The district previously received $185,000 from the organization in 2017 for the athletic complex project.

 

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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 www.laveenschools.org/estrella-foothills-global-academy

 

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Estrella Foothills Groundbreaking Celebration Planned for Oct. 25

Map of Groundbreaking*UPDATE*  In order to access the groundbreaking site, you will need to enter off of 51st Ave. The entrance drive to the site was recently covered with large river rock. This is accessible with a truck or SUV. While it is possible, it is not advisable to access using a sedan or small vehicle.

The Laveen School District will be breaking ground on their ninth school, Estrella Foothills Global Academy, on October 25 at 9:00 a.m. The celebration will take place near 55th Avenue and Carver.

The school will open in August 2020 to Grades K-6, adding a grade level each year until it is a K-8 school.  It will feature Global Studies as its signature program. Plans include becoming an International Baccalaureate World School and Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language component.

The construction of this school is funded by the Arizona School Facilities Board.

Visit Estrella Foothills’ page for more information about the school.

 

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