Your tax dollars at work

by Bryan Harris, Ed.D, Director of Professional Development & Public Relations, Casa Grande Elementary School District

The City of Casa Grande has a long and proud history of supporting public education. That tradition was continued in November 2016 with a passage of a voter-approved bond sale to support the reconstruction of two of the Casa Grande Elementary School District’s oldest campuses – Saguaro Elementary School and Casa Grande Middle School.

In mid-September, school and district officials, along with students and community members, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the official start of construction. The project will take place over the next year, with expected completion of the new schools for the start of the 2018-19 school year.

This construction project will combine Saguaro Elementary and Casa Grande Middle School onto one shared campus, and will offer students and staff unique opportunities to collaborate, share resources and create innovative learning projects for students. Dr. JoEtta Gonzales, Superintendent of the Casa Grande Elementary School District said, “We greatly appreciate the support and generosity of the community. This project will provide our students with a modern, flexible and learning-centered environment that will serve the community for years to come.”

For additional information and updates on the project go to or contact Dr. Bryan Harris, Director of Professional Development & Public Relations at or 520-836-2111.