Chandler school board approves land purchase for planned high school

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The Chandler USD governing board signed off on just over $25.7 million to purchase land for a new high school at a special meeting July 16.

The board approved the purchase of about 73.5 acres of land located at the northeast corner of Gilbert Road and Brooks Farm Road in Chandler—which shakes out to about $350,000 per acre.

The vote was unanimous.

The board approved a contract in June with HDA Architects to provide architectural and engineering services for an elementary school that would be built on 13 acres of land located at Ocotillo Road and 148th Street.

Both the planned schools are intended to allow for projected growth in what district officials call the “Val Vista Corridor.”

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