By Parker Leavitt, The Arizona Republic
(Disclosure: Rose Law Group PC represents BASIS.)
Following weeks of controversy as residents and school officials clashed over traffic and safety concerns, the Scottsdale City Council gave approval for a new Basis charter-school campus in north Scottsdale this week.
Basis Scottsdale — ranked among the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report — expects to start work Feb. 29 on the 9-acre property at Shea Boulevard and 128th Street. The school plans to finish the 1,200-student campus in time for the start of the school year in August.
Basis will relocate students in grades 4 through 12 to the new campus, which will feature upgraded science labs for chemistry, new labs for biology, a large outdoor courtyard, full-size gym and more classrooms.