Plan to open Arizona schools released and more: News from Chandler, Gilbert

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

State releases $269.2 million funding plan to reopen schools in pandemic's wake

Arizona schools will receive $269.2 million to reopen safely under a plan from Gov. Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman released June 24.

Chandler USD pushes back school year start, gives parents option to continue remote learning

The Chandler USD governing board voted June 24 to delay the start of the school year by two weeks and approved a plan to reopen schools with students in kindergarten and above and staff wearing face coverings due to COVID-19.



Gilbert voters guide for August town, primary elections

Here is candidate and voting information for the Aug. 4 town and primary election.

Big Air Trampoline Park opens in Chandler after being delayed by COVID-19

Big Air Trampoline Park, an indoor trampoline park, opened June 13 in Chandler. The trampoline park is located at 2840 S. Alma School Road in Chandler.

Third MUG salon in Gilbert open

Men’s Ultimate Grooming—MUG opened June 1 at 5498 S. Power Road, Ste. 105, Gilbert. The business offers grooming services for men and boys, including haircuts, shaves, shampoo and scalp massages, blending, coloring, and waxes for eyebrows or ear and nose.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.



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