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 Nan Lyons Elementary in the Tucson Unified School District.
Nan Lyons Elementary then
Nan Lyons Elementary now
Location: 7555 East Dogwood 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: 4-0 (Hicks abstained)
Superintendent of record: Dr. John Pedicone
Other notes: Served 276 students. Consolidated into Ford & Erickson in 2013 1
Current use: portioned leased by church & available for lease/sale 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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