Yuma Union High School District officials announced Wednesday that Somerton High School will receive $16.52 million in funding each year for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 based on the Arizona Legislature’s General Appropriations Act, which was signed into law by Gov. Doug Ducey.
YUHSD officials said the funding will accelerate construction on the new high school, which has been in the planning and development stages for the past half decade. A groundbreaking ceremony is expected to take place in the fall.
In a released statement, Somerton Mayor Jerry Anaya said “Established in 1898, Somerton has grown to be the best little city in Arizona, and it's only getting better. Our community has been anxiously waiting for this high school. As a lifetime Somerton resident, it is an honor to serve as Mayor and I’m proud to see my community prosper. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with YUHSD to make this project a success.”
High school aged students in Somerton currently attend Kofa High School in Yuma.