Chandler, home of the 3rd biggest school district in the state, has just announced plans to add 2 more to their growing district.
In a ‘special’ meeting last week, the Phoenix-suburban governing board elected to buy 73.5 acres of land in areas near Gilbert Road and Brooks Farms Road, close to LaPaglia Farms, totaling $25 million, as seen in the photo above.
According to the board, it will be one elementary, and one secondary (likely high school). These will accomodate up to 3,000 students over the next decade.
The area purchased has been receiving complaints from local residents due to the high traffic and noise pollution in the area.
“Not only will this bring more traffic into the area, we will also experience bright lights at night (football and baseball games) and loud noises in the morning (marching band practice).” said one Chandler resident to The East Valley Tribune.
The CUSD said that their goal is to keep the student-to-teacher ratio low, so that more students can have a individualized experience.
Regardless, new schools in the valley are in the plans for 2020 and 2021. Send em’ all to EVIT!