$8.2 million in projects approved on April 27 for CUSD schools

CUSD met on April 27 and approved multiple projects across the district. (Katelyn Reinhart/Community Impact Newspaper)
CUSD met on April 27 and approved multiple projects across the district. (Katelyn Reinhart/Community Impact Newspaper)

CUSD met on April 27 and approved multiple projects across the district. (Katelyn Reinhart/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Chandler USD governing board approved about $8.2 million on eight improvement items at various schools on April 27, including the addition of new tennis courts at Casteel High School and new fire alarms at San Marcos Elementary. All of the approved projects will be funded by the district's $290.25 million bond approved by voters in 2019.


The projects are as follows:

  • Hamilton High School students can expect an upgrade to the audio system at the school's performing arts center. The current system is the originally installed system since the school opened in 1998. The upgrade will cost $198,987.44 and was unanimously approved by the board members.

  • Frye Elementary School's sewer lines have shown signs of cracking, board members said. Concord General Contracting will rehabilitate the sewer system for a total of $962,402. The scope of the work, according to the meeting agenda, includes removal and replacement of 48 sewer vent pipes.

  • Frye Elementary School will also undergo classroom casework due to the nature of the sewage rehabilitation. This will include removing sinks and existing plumbing and reinstalling them and removing and replacing classroom vinyl composite tile. The price of this project was approved for $808,907.San Marcos Elementary School will replace its current fire alarm system for a total of $189,724.00. The current system was last updated in 1993.

  • $795,517 will go towards "building and grounds improvement projects" after unanimous approvals from the board. These improvement projects will apply to Chandler Traditional Academy's Goodman campus, Andersen Elementary, Arizona College Prep Middle School, Bogle Junior High School, Galveston Elementary, Basha High School and the Perry Auxiliary Building. More information on these improvements can be found on the CUSD April 27 meeting agenda.

  • Casteel High School will house eight new tennis courts and a 2,718 square foot concessions and restroom building following approval from the board on April 27. The project will cost $4,396,202. The four tennis courts will be converted to outdoor basketball courts.

  • Chandler Traditional Academy's Liberty campus added a preschool program and now requires relocation of two modular buildings from Haley Elementary due to increased enrollment. The proposed cost of this project is $570,485.00.

  • Basha, Chandler and and Hamilton High Schools will have Emergency Responder Radio Communication Systems installed in the amount of $276,534.00.

By Katelyn Reinhart

REPORTER, Chandler/PHX METRO

Katelyn joined Community Impact Newspaper in February 2022. She grew up in the Phoenix area and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in journalism and mass communications. Katelyn is proudest of her work when she is covering local communities — bylines include The Arizona Republic, Artzbeat, The State Press and more.