Laveen School District’s Groundbreaking
The Laveen School District recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the rebuilding of M.C. Cash Elementary School, a K-8 school located at 3851 W. Roeser Road in Phoenix and is the oldest school facility in the Laveen Elementary School District.
Students from the M.C. Cash Elementary Student Council led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and participated in the “turning of the dirt.” Honored guests at the groundbreaking ceremony included Laveen District Governing Board members, Arizona State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, Superintendent Dr. Bill Johnson, M.C. Cash Principal Lisa Sandomir, construction and architect representatives, parents, community members, along with numerous dignitaries from local Laveen organizations.
When addressing the group, Senator Leah Landrum Taylor remarked, “I love to
brag about the schools in our community, and you can bet I will be bragging about M.C. Cash and District 59. Thank you for making sure that education comes first for our children.”
“This is a wonderful school and a great community. We have incredible teachers who are providing a high quality education to our students. Now, we are able to provide them with a high quality facility,” said Dr. Bill Johnson, Laveen District Superintendent.
The new 105,000 square foot school campus is being built adjacent to the existing M.C. Cash Elementary and will replace the old campus. Once the new school buildings are complete, which is estimated to be December 2012, students will move into their new classrooms. The old facility will then be torn down and new playfields will be built. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2013. When finished, M.C. Cash Elementary School will serve students in kindergarten through eighth grade and will be capable of accommodating 1,000 students. In addition to standard classrooms, the new school will include computer labs, art rooms, science labs, a gym, and athletic fields. It will be constructed of energy efficient materials and systems to reduce long-term maintenance and utility costs.