The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) has unveiled new homes built for teachers in an effort to attract and retain educators in the district. The homes are located in a desirable neighborhood and offer teachers a number of amenities, including spacious yards, access to parks and trails, and proximity to schools.
The PUSD Board of Education approved the $5 million project in 2022. The district partnered with a local developer to build the homes, which are available to teachers at a discounted price.
“We are excited to offer our teachers these new homes as a way to thank them for their hard work and dedication,” said PUSD Superintendent Dr. Amy Swinburne. “We know that housing can be a challenge in Prescott, so we hope that these homes will make it easier for teachers to live and work in our community.”
The homes feature three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. They are also equipped with energy-efficient appliances and fixtures.
“I am so grateful to the PUSD Board of Education and the Prescott community for making these homes possible,” said PUSD teacher Sarah Jones. “This is a dream come true for me and my family.”
The PUSD is the first school district in Arizona to offer teachers new homes as a way to attract and retain educators. The district hopes that the program will help to address the teacher shortage in Arizona.