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Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program. (Community Impact staff)

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Chandler

Chandler USD updates community on reopening, school meal plans

Chandler USD officials sent an email to families July 24 updating them on criteria to return to in-person classroom instruction and changes to the district's meal service program.

Tropical Sno now open in Chandler



Tropical Sno is now open in Chandler. The business, which specializes in shaved ice, ice cream and sodas, opened in late May at 950 E. Pecos Road, Ste. 3, Chandler.

Gilbert

Gilbert's sales tax revenues rebound in June; annual budget projection met

Gilbert has met the town’s budgeted sales tax revenue projections for the year after a stronger-than-anticipated financial report from May, town officials said.

Gilbert Wax Bar opens on Power Road

Gilbert Wax Bar opened June 17 at 5340 S. Power Road, Ste. 102, Gilbert. It specializes in-full body waxing for men and women, provides eyebrow and lash tinting services, and carries a line of natural facial product.

Gilbert entities tackle racial justice issues

Gilbert, like much of the nation, entered a period of introspection about racial justice in May and June.

Statewide

Arizona schools to get guidelines on when to reopen in person, Ducey says

Arizona will develop health guidelines that will help schools determine when they can open for in-person learning, Gov. Doug Ducey announced July 23.

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



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State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
State releases metrics for schools to determine start of in-person instruction

State guidance to schools on reopening for in-person instruction focuses on three health metrics

Hamilton High School will serve as a COVID-19 testing site. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Hamilton High School to serve as COVID-19 testing site

The tests will be conducted through Embry Women's Health at the high school located at 3700 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.  (Community Impact staff)
Chandler USD to continue with remote learning through first quarter

Chandler USD will remain online for the first quarter.

West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse blends Southern tastes and hospitality

Christian Brantley said his family started West Alley BBQ & Smokehouse in Chandler on a whim.

See early results from the Chandler City Council election. (Community Impact staff)
Updated: See who is leading in the race for three seats on Chandler City Council

See early results from the Chandler City Council election.

The U.S. Census Bureau will halt its counting operation a month earlier than expected. (Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau)
U.S. Census Bureau to halt counting operation a month earlier than expected

The self-response deadline has moved up to Sept. 30.

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date. (Community Impact staff)
State superintendent: It is 'unlikely' schools will resume in-person on target Aug. 17 date

The state's highest education official said Aug. 3 that is was "unlikely" that any Arizona school will be able to reopen for in-person or hybrid learning by Gov. Doug Ducey's targeted Aug. 17 date.