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Gold Canyon Elementary building sale update topic of school board closed-door executive session

Posted 10/26/20

A sale update of the Gold Canyon Elementary School building and the lease agreement of Old Four Peaks Elementary School are to be discussed in a closed-door executive session of the Apache Junction …

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Gold Canyon Elementary building sale update topic of school board closed-door executive session

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A sale update of the Gold Canyon Elementary School building and the lease agreement of Old Four Peaks Elementary School are to be discussed in a closed-door executive session of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board Tuesday.

A virtual work session starts at 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and, except for the executive session, is to be streamed live at youtube.com/user/ajusd43.

Gold Canyon Community Church, which has been leasing the site of the former Gold Canyon Elementary School, has until Dec. 31, 2020, to purchase the property for $1.8 million, the board decided in 2019.

READ: Gold Canyon Elementary School building to be sold for $1.8M

The Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board in August 2019 approved an amendment on the church’s lease and a purchase proposal for the former school at 5810 S. Alameda Road in Gold Canyon.

Dr. Krista Anderson, AJUSD superintendent, at the time said sale proceeds — including $100,000 in earnest money — would be used for capital projects, such as addressing safety issues.

AJUSD was given permission to sell unused buildings at the Nov. 3, 2016, election. The remaining buildings that could be sold:

  • The old Four Peaks Elementary School, 1755 N. Idaho Road, now the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley – Superstition Branch;
  • Superstition Mountain Elementary School, 550 S. Ironwood Drive, now with Centerstage Church and The Zao Theatre;
  • and Thunder Mountain Middle School, 3700 E. 16th Ave., now used as the training facility for Superstition Fire and Medical District.

In other business Oct. 27, the Governing Board in the work session is to discuss the face mask policy; and hear presentations on energy cost-savings, from Brandon Woodward of Schneider Electric; a return-to-school update, classified substitute pay, district leadership goals, delegate assembly, a board self-evaluation result and board goals.

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