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 Richey Elementary in the Tucson Unified School District.
Richey Elementary then
Richey Elementary now
Location: 2209 N 15th, Tucson AZ 85705
Year Board voted to Close: July 13, 2010
Board of record: Judy Burns, Miguel Cuevas, Bruce Burke, Adelita S Grijalva, Mark Stegeman
Board vote to close: 3-2 (Adelita and Mark – no)
Superintendent of record: Dr. Celania-Fagen/Dr. John Carroll
Other notes:K-5 students assigned to Roskruge; 6-8 students assigned to Mansfeld 1
Current use: leased to Pascua Yaqui Tribe 2
Median home sales price: $134,950 3
Neighborhood poverty rate: 37% 4
Median household income: $24, 717 4
Tucson Ward: 3 – Paul Durham 5
Neighborhood Associations: Bario Blue Moon 5
1 Other public education websites
4 US Census