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DVUSD Groundbreaking for Elementary 31

Deer Valley Unified School District broke ground on Elementary School #31 in the Union Park development last week. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the school site located north of Happy Valley at 21st Ave. This new Union Park housing development will have 1,100 single family homes and 1,100 multi-family units. As a result, a school is needed in this new neighborhood.

“This is an exciting time for our District. In Deer Valley, 95% of schools are rated A or B by ADE, and 41% of our schools are A+ Schools of Excellence. I predict that this new school will easily join our A+ Schools as soon as it is eligible in four years,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Finch.

This new school will open in August 2020 and serve K-7 students in its first year. The school will grow to serve K-8 students in its second year. The school's temporary name is Elementary School #31. In the coming months, DVUSD will hire a principal, and that person will coordinate the selection process to determine a name, colors, and mascot.

The BGSU marching band performed and Student Body president spoke, because the school is in the Barry Goldwater High School region. The exact school boundaries will be drawn and confirmed in the coming months.

“I want to thank our Governing Board and Deputy Superintendent Jim Migliorino for their work ensuring we are have a school for this growing neighborhood, and we will be ready for all of the children! Most importantly, I want to thank our taxpayers for supporting us by passing the 2013 Bond that is funding this new school, as well as projects throughout the District,” said Superintendent Finch.

Watch for more information to be posted in the near future. 
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See below for an architectural rendering of Elementary School #31 and photos from the Groundbreaking Event.

Elementary 31 artist rendering