Repairing Navajo

October 19, 2018

Dear Navajo Families and Supporters,

I am so happy to be able to share the official news that the Scottsdale Unified School District has voted to repair our fire-damaged campus at 4525 N. Granite Reef Road. This decision was made at the Governing Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 16. If you’d like to view the video of the meeting, it will is now available on YouTube at this address:

With the decision to repair now official, I know there are many questions on everyone’s mind about the timeline, cost and scope of this project. I am committed to sharing this information with you as it becomes available. Right now, what we know is this:

  • The cost to repair the fire damaged sections of the campus is due from the District’s insurance trust in approximately two weeks.
  • The Governing Board’s decision includes restoring the fire damaged areas, which has a $10,000 deductible.
  • In addition, the vote did include the ability for the Board to make further optional mechanical and security updates funded by the District.

Where we are now is that the facilities and finance professionals will work to create some packages with these options and cost estimates so the Board can authorize the spending. No date has been set yet for these discussions. There will certainly be more to come as we move through the school year and I will openly share those details as soon as they become available to me.

Every day that I come to school, I see the smiling faces of our Navajo students and I am so proud of how they have been handling this situation. We are especially fortunate to have your support which has been demonstrated through your comments, generous donations, volunteering your time and staying involved. Thank you very much for your continued concern and ensuring first and foremost, our students are at the center of our efforts, decisions and hearts.

-We Are Navajo-


Matt Patzlaff, Principal