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Navajo Redevelopment Project

Project Overview

In August  2018, a fire in a storage area on the campus of Navajo Elementary School,  4525 N. Granite Reef Rd.,  forced students and staff to relocate to 7501 E. Oak St.  In October 2018, the SUSD Governing Board decided to use insurance money to restore fire-damaged areas of the campus.  At its regular board meeting on February 12, 2019, the SUSD Governing Board approved $4.26 million in bond funds for additional renovations to the campus. 

Cherokee Elementary School

Upcoming Meetings

No new meetings scheduled at this time.

Community Engagement & Stakeholder Outreach Timeline

August 28, 2019 —Stakeholder tour of Granite Reef Navajo campus
August 22, 2019 —Stakeholder Community Input/Update Meeting
May 30, 2019  Principal Patzlaff Letter to the Community, Spanish Version
May 20, 2019  Stakeholder Community Input Meeting
March 6, 2019  Stakeholder Community Input Meeting

February 14, 2019  Principal Patzlaff Letter to the Community , Spanish Version
February 12, 2019 — SUSD Governing Board Approves $4.26 Million in Additional Funds to Renovate Navajo Campus, Video
January 30, 2019  Stakeholder Community Input Meeting
January 11, 2019  Principal Patzlaff Letter to the Community , Spanish Version
December 6, 2018  Principal Patzlaff Letter to the Community , Spanish Version
November 2018  Superintendent Letter to the Community , Spanish Version
October 19, 2018  Principal Patzlaff Letter to the Community , Spanish Version
October 16, 2018  SUSD Governing Board Decides to Restore the Fire-Damaged Navajo Campus With Insurance Money
October 16, 2018  CFO Jeff Gadd Presents  Options to SUSD Governing Board - Video
August 23, 2018  Navajo Students and Staff Relocate  3 Miles Away to Oak Learning Academy campus at 7501 E. Oak
August 22, 2018  Fire Damages Navajo Elementary Campus at 4525 N. Granite Reef Road

 Navajo Documents & Links

 Navajo Project Commitee

Since this project involves both insurance monies to restore only the fire-damaged areas and SUSD Bond monies to upgrade and update additional systems, there have been a series of actions taking place involving the community, parents, teachers, the school Principal as well as SUSD Facilities staff and representatives from the insurance trust. 


Lynn Brachtl
Pat Collofello
Rachel Cray
Nancy Gatewood
Angie Keemle
Karissa Letscher
Matt Patzlaff
Dennis Roehler

Brandy Wilson


Shanda Carrithers

Jenny Duran

Elie Goodman

Megan Goodman

Nicole Heskett

Easton Mullen

Jill Mullen

Megan Prince

Steve Prince

Scott Stevenson

Greg Thorne

Project Contacts

Project Partners:


SUSD Facilities Director:

Dennis Roehler
(480) 484-8503

Navajo School Principal:

Matt Patzlaff
(480) 484-2600
7501 E. Oak St.
Scottsdale, AZ

Temporary Location

Project Goals & Process

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