Tuba City District breaks ground on new digital elementary school

| July 15, 2015

By Rosanda Suetopka • Navajo-Hopi Observer

The future of education future is here with the groundbreaking of a new kind of school building at Tuba City Unified School District in Tuba City, Arizona. The final projected cost will be $12.9 million.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new digital elementary school took place June 26 at Eagles’ Nest Intermediate school in uptown Tuba City. Hopi and Navajo cultural and language professionals, Stanford University professors and officials, district administrators and current students will begin learning and working in the new building by December 2016.

Since July 1999, under the guidance of current district Superintendent Dr. Harold G. Begay, the district has been a part of the Education Programs for Gifted Youth (EPGY) program through Stanford University along with online Stanford University Pre-Collegiate Studies and the Stanford Program of Inter-Cultural Education (SPICE).

As the Tuba City Unified School District began its on-line digital curriculum along with the highest achieving schools and district in the state in 2011, school staff began to recognize that the original TCUSD school buildings, which were built in the mid-1950s and early 1960s, were not suitable for 21st century digital education.

After much discussion and public meetings with parents and community members, the current governing board approved moving forward with a new K-5 elementary and middle school building with a bond election in November 2014.

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