Gilbert Public Schools cuts 152 jobs; home prices rising in Chandler and more top area news

Gilbert Public Schools announced a reduction in force of 152 certified staff members March 26. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert Public Schools announced a reduction in force of 152 certified staff members March 26. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert Public Schools announced a reduction in force of 152 certified staff members March 26. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Read the top news from the week from the Gilbert and Chandler areas.

Gilbert

'That's a big chunk of our family': Gilbert Public Schools cuts 152 certified staff positions

Gilbert Public Schools announced a reduction in force to certified staff March 26 as the district grapples with what could be a $10.22 million budget cut.

Gilbert prepares to tackle recycling issues with pilot program, potential rate increase



Gilbert soon will embark on changes to its recycling program aimed at keeping the service financially viable as the market for recycled goods falls, town officials said.

Gilbert to take second look at options along Western Canal

The town of Gilbert is embarking on a second review of its options to address deteriorating pipes along the Western Canal, officials said.

Chandler

Home prices continue to rise across all Chandler ZIP codes

See the latest real estate data froPhom the Chandler area.

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center opens Heart Arrhythmia Center

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center opened a new Heart Arrhythmia Center on March 22, according to a news release from Dignity Health. The new center is designed to diagnose and treat patients suffering from irregular heartbeats such as atrial fibrillation, which is the most common arrhythmia, according to the news release.

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



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Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert. (Courtesy Madison Reed)
Two salon changes to know in Gilbert

Here are two salons that have opened or changed locations recently in Gilbert.

Salt Tacos y Tequila, SanTan Village
Salt Tacos y Tequila to open at SanTan Village in 2021

The restaurant’s first location is in the Westgate Entertainment District in Glendale.

Co-owners Jalon and Carolina Buckstead each have prior experience in restaurants. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert's Rocky Point Seafood focuses on authenticity; Chandler USD selects interim leader and more top area news

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Lindsay Road restrictions at Loop 202-Santan Freeway will last into 2022

Traffic on Lindsay Road will continue to be one lane each direction for the duration of the Lindsay Road traffic interchange project at the Loop 202-Santan Freeway.

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. (Courtesy Arizona Department of Health Services)
Phoenix Municipal Stadium vaccination site to move indoors to ASU's Desert Financial Arena

The state-run vaccination site at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, which has administered nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, will relocate April 12 to Desert Financial Arena on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus,

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Nearly 40% of all Maricopa County adults have received at least one dose of vaccine

Maricopa County residents have received over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to an April 7 update from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.

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Higley USD reviews $95 million bond proposal for fall

The Higley USD governing board reviewed at its April 7 meeting a district proposal to run a $95 million capital bond before voters in the fall.

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chandler USD governing board selects interim superintendent

The Chandler USD governing board announced April 7 Frank Narducci would succeed Camille Casteel as the district's superintendent beginning this summer.

Vaccine
Maricopa County residents have received more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Those doses have gone into the arms of 1.3 million residents representing nearly 40% of county residents over the age of 15, the county said.

After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K-12 educators, school staff and child care workers in a span of 10 weeks, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health concluded its targeted points-of-dispensing vaccination program for child care workers and educators April 6. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 25,000 education workers have been fully vaccinated in Maricopa County

After providing more than 54,000 vaccinations for K-12 educators, school staff and child care workers in a span of 10 weeks, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health concluded its targeted points-of-dispensing vaccination program for child care workers and educators April 6.

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Gilbert citizen thanks council for movement along Western Canal

Gilbert Town Council members received praise April 6 from one of the landowners along the Western Canal who have faced losing portions of their backyard in an eminent domain action.