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 Corbett Elementary School in the Tucson Unified School District.
Corbett Elementary School then
Corbett Elementary School now
Location: 5949 E 29th Tucson AZ 85711
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: 4-1 (Michael abstained)
Superintendent of record: Dr. Pedicone
Other notes: Served over 400 students in PK-5. Consolidated into Wheeler in 2013 1
Current use: available for sale or lease 2
Neighborhood poverty rate: 28% 4
Median household income: $34,551 4
Tucson Ward: 4 – Shirley Scott 5
Neighborhood Associations: stellar manor, colonia del valle and terra del sol 5
1 Other public education websites
4 US Census