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Updated Feb 16, 2014 - 9:02 am

Tucson schools to become daycare centers

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Tucson Unified School District plans to turn two
closed elementary schools into low-cost child-care centers for employees.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that TUSD will spend
more than $1.3 million
to renovate Schumaker Elementary and Brichta Elementary.

Schumaker, which is on the east side of Tucson, and Brichta, which is on the
west, will become the Infant and Early Learning centers.

TUSD employees will be able to enroll their children, age 5 and younger, there.

The district plans to offer monthly prices ranging from $350 for kids between
ages 3 and 5 to $445 for infants and toddlers.

District Superintendent H.T. Sanchez said there will be a solid education
curriculum to prepare children there for kindergarten.

Sanchez said desegregation funds will help pay for construction costs.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.azstarnet.com

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