Chandler USD meetings are open to the public and agendas are available online. (Katelyn Reinhart/Community Impact Journal)
Chandler USD board members voted on several items at their June 8 meeting, including naming tennis courts and increasing school lunch costs.
Breakfast and lunch prices will increase for the 2022-23 school year following unanimous board approval. This cost increase is the first increase since the 2019-2020 school year, but has been adjusted for the upcoming year due to inflation. Breakfast prices for students across the district have gone up from $1.75 to $2, and basic lunch has gone up from $2.95 to $3. Lunches for middle and high school students will not change in cost.
The Hamilton High School tennis courts were also named after Phil Gonzales, who, according to the meeting agenda, “is the recipient of multiple Coach of the Year awards, championships regionals, six sectional championships, seven Final Four State finishes, state team runners-up and consecutive state doubles championships.” Gonzales was inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame in February.
Mental health resources were also discussed at the meeting during public comment, following the recent deaths of three students within CUSD. Several speakers commented on the availability of mental health resources, some of which can be found here.
CUSD board members said they will discuss mental health at future meetings and that the next CUSD meeting will be June 22.