Verdi Elementary History

School: Verdi Elementary School
School Name History:
This school was named for the town in which it was located. The town of Verdi has been served by three schools since its founding. The first school, a wooden frame structure, was located on a bluff overlooking the town. It burned and was replaced by a red brick building on the same site on Bridge Street. The current school was also built on Bridge Street, but it is located farther north on the east side of the street.
Washoe County School District Board of Trustees:
Brent Abbott Lloyd Diedrichsen
Ernest M. Johnson William A. O’Brien, III
Edward L. Pine Edward C. Reed, Jr.
Frank Stokes
Superintendent of Schools at time of construction:
Procter R. Hug, Sr.
Opening Date: 1962
Architect: Jack A. Means
Contractor: Johnson-Boscovich
Construction Cost: $133,586
Square Footage: 24,192
Cornerstone Dates: None found
First Principal: Ruby Leavitt
Physical Building Description:
Cinder block, single story construction with multiple classroom buildings and outdoor circulation.