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Scottsdale Unified School District | Bond Update 9/24/17

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Community Meeting at Hopi Elementary Next Week

Wednesday, September 27
6:00 PM 

Hopi Elementary
5110 E. Lafayette Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

The public is invited to view the final designs for the new school and learn more about the upcoming construction process. As a reminder, fences will go up the weekend of September 30.


This week, we learned students at Hopi will have use of their play areas for longer than expected. Initially, green space in the northwest and southeast sections of campus were to close mid-year, but an updated construction plan allows those play areas to remain open throughout the 2017-2018 school year. You can view the 3-phase construction plan here, as well as on
RUMOR OF THE WEEK ( or: Myth Busting)

The rumor mill section of this newsletter is coming out of retirement to bust a few of myths this week. 

First, floor plans of the new Pima classroom building gave the false impression that internal classrooms would have no daylight. Those rooms will get natural light through clerestory windows, illustrated here:

According to a second rumor this week, the Hopi Rebuild Committee did not have any input on the design of their school other than choosing the color of the brick. That is false and discounts the generous time and effort put in by the committee members. Their valuable input influenced everything from the placement of the Kindergarten classrooms and the number of playgrounds to the exterior colors and design.

Finally, there is a rumor circulating that voters who approved the 2016 bond voted for school refurbishment, not rebuilding. It was made clear throughout the 2016 campaign that more than half a dozen SUSD elementary schools would need to be rebuilt. This information can be found both online and in printed campaign materials from 2016. The confusion may stem from the fact that many schools will be refurbished in addition to the schools getting new buildings.
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