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Gold Canyon Elementary to be sold, Apache Junction school board decides

Gold Canyon Elementary to be sold, Apache Junction school board decides

by Richard H Dyer | Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent

Ten months after getting approval by voters to sell or lease four former schools closed because of declining enrollment, the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board has hired a real estate broker to market and find a buyer for Gold Canyon Elementary, 5810 S. Alameda Road.

Land Advisors was hired in a 5-0 vote Sept. 12 of the AJUSD Governing Board following a more than 30-minute closed-door executive session to consult with the district attorney. Voting yes were President Jodi Ehrlich, Vice-President Dena Kimble and members Mike Weaver, Cami Garcia and Christa Rizzi.

“These funds (would reduce) the amount of funds that are being expended out of our (maintenance and operations) budget currently for teacher salaries into our capital budget to support our capital needs and this is something that would help alleviate that and provide funds for potential salary increases on a long-term basis, which is really, for me, one of the driving factors,” President Ehrlich said before the vote.

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