The recent discussions revolving around teacher’s salaries have shifted the focus away from the plight of public education in general. School district funding across the state has disappeared as schools are shuttered.
In order to bring attention to a key factor in the loss of district funding, the Arizona Daily Independent will highlight closed schools over the next several months. As you will see, school closings not only impact students, parents, and teachers.
Today, we focus on Carson Middle School in the Tucson Unified School District.
Carson Middle School then
Carson Middle School now
Location: 7777 E Stella Rd Tucson AZ 85730
Year Board voted to Close: December 20, 2012
Board of record: Miguel Cuevas, Adelita S Grijalva, Mark Stegeman, Michael Hicks, Alexandre Sugiyama
Board vote to close: 3-1 (Michael Hicks abstained, Mark Stegeman voted no)
Superintendent of record: Dr. Pedicone
Other notes: Carson served 443 students in grades 6-8. consolidated into Secrist and Dietz in 2013. 1
Current use: Hold for future growth 2
Median home sales price: $151,000 3
Neighborhood poverty rate: 17% 4
Median household income: $45,852 4
Tucson Ward: 4 – Shirley Scott 5
Neighborhood Associations: Lakeside Park, Groves Lincoln, Stella Mann 5
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