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 Reynolds Elementary in the Tucson Unified School District.
Reynolds Elementary then
Reynolds Elementary now
Location: 7450 E Stella Rd Tucson AZ 85730
Year Board voted to Close: June 15, 2010
Board of record: Judy Burns, Miguel Cuevas, Bruce Burke, Adelita S Grijalva, Mark Stegeman
Board vote to close: 5-0
Superintendent of record: Dr. Celania-Fagen/Dr. John Carroll
Other notes: Part merged with Erickson, Ford and Lyons. Sold in 2016 for $1.4 million 1
Current use: Site likely to be used for homes, senior residential housing 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
1 Other public education websites
4 US Census