Gilbert Edition - July 2021

TOWN&EDUCATION

News from Gilbert, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley USD & Chandler USD

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Districts nalize budgets for 202122

Recycling changes under way in town GILBERT The town’s expansion of its recycling pilot program was set to begin July 19. Gilbert is asking residents to only put four types of items into recycling bins for collection: plastic bottles, jugs and cards; metal food and beverage containers; paper; and attened cardboard. Those items are the only ones considered to have value in the recycling market. The town’s goal is for compliance by September.

MEETINGSWE COVER Gilbert Town Council Aug. 3, 17, 6:30 p.m. 6860 S. Power Road, Gilbert 480-503-6871 • www.gilbertaz.gov Gilbert Public Schools Board July 27, 6 p.m. Aug. 10, 24, 6 p.m. 140 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-497-3300 www.gilbertschools.net Higley USD Board July 21, 5 p.m., Aug. 11, 5 p.m. 2935 S. Recker Road, Gilbert 480-279-7000 • www.husd.org Chandler USD Board Aug. 11, 7 p.m. 1525 W. Frye Road, Chandler 480-812-7000 • www.cusd80.com Follow us on Twitter: @impactnews_gil Cost of renovations on Gilbert Municipal Building I, being paid from town funds. Construction will include replacing exterior glass, HVAC systems, roong, ooring, xtures, furniture and enclosing the second-story balcony on the building’s north side. $15.38M

The three school districts that serve Gilbert passed their scal year 2021- 22 budgets in June. The districts’ maintenance and operations budgets cover day-to- day operations, including salaries. Unrestricted capital budgets cover items such as construction, buildings, buses, technology and textbooks. Additionally, Higley USD placed a $95 million bond on the November ballot, while Chandler USD put a 15% maintenance and operations budget override on the ballot.

DISTRICT BUDGETS Gilbert-area school district governing boards approved their 2021-22 budgets.

Maintenance & operations

Capital

Gilbert Public Schools

$20.33M

Higley USD $260.91M $106.67M

$23.56M

Chandler USD

$333.11M

$36.23M

SOURCES: GILBERT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HIGLEY USD, CHANDLER USDCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

Building renovationsmovemeetings, departments

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GILBERT The town’s Municipal Building I has closed for renovations for approximately one year. The closure of the 50,000-square- foot building at 50 E. Civic Center Drive means some town departments will move elsewhere in the complex, and meetings also will change venues.

Gilbert Town Council will meet at the Public Safety Training Facility, 6860 S. Power Road, Gilbert, in the Atlas Auditorium. The Gilbert Plan- ning Commission and Redevelopment Commission will meet at the Gilbert Police Department amphitheater, 75 E. Civic Center Drive.

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