Phoenix-based Pendergast Elementary School District said it will use funds from a recent bond renewal for new buses, safety upgrades at schools and several construction projects.
“We are thrilled with the election results and thank our community for its incredible support," Superintendent Lily Matos DeBlieux said. "We see this as a vote of confidence for the work our staff is doing and the importance of upgrading safety, technology, classrooms and transportation. The bottom line is that students and staff will benefit from the services offered. We will be able to make their educational experience the very best. We know that so many people believe in Pendergast and our voters have shown us that they value the wonderful education we are providing daily for our students and families. We will continuously update the community on the positive impact of the Bond and we invite everyone to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and through our website. We also encourage everyone to attend our numerous community events to see firsthand how outstanding our education is in the Pendergast Elementary School District.”
Schools and district buildings will undergo safety upgrades and refurbishment, while improvements will be made to the learning environments at every school.
New classroom additions will be built for Amberlea, Pendergast and Sunset Ridge elementary schools.
"With the significant cuts to educational funding in the past six years, districts such as Pendergast have had to rely on voter support to provide for student and staff needs," Pendergast Governing Board President Jose Arenas said. "We are grateful to our voters for their continuous support and confidence.”
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