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New, renovated schools aim of bond proposal

The Canyons Board of Education on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 endorsed a plan to continue building momentum in CSD’s efforts to modernize and upgrade schools across the District. Members of the Board of Education cast a historic vote to seek voter approval of a $283 million, tax-rate-neutral bond on the Nov. 7 ballot. If the bond proposal gains passage, the District will:

  • Rebuild Brighton High School
  • Rebuild Hillcrest High Schoolamberibbon2.jpg
  • Rebuild Union Middle School
  • Renovate Alta High School, including the addition of a new auditorium and gymnasium
  • Rebuild Midvalley Elementary School
  • Rebuild Peruvian Park Elementary School
  • Rebuild a White City-area elementary
  • Replace portables with classrooms at Corner Canyon High School
  • Build a new west Draper elementary school
  • Remodel offices at Brookwood, Granite, Oakdale, Park Lane, Silver Mesa, and Sunrise elementary schools
  • Install windows and skylights for natural light at Altara, Bell View, Brookwood, Canyon View, Crescent, East Midvale, East Sandy, Granite, Lone Peak, Oakdale, Oak Hollow, Park Lane, Quail Hollow, Ridgecrest, Silver Mesa, Sprucewood, Sunrise, and Willow Springs elementary schools

The bond proposal is the District's second in seven years. In June 2010, residents approved a $250 million tax-rate-neutral bond that funded 13 major construction and renovation projects, including the new Midvale Middle School and Alta View Elementary, which open this year. Renovations at Indian Hills Middle, the final project to be completed with funds from the 2010 bond, started in the spring. Canyons' financial track record also includes a AAA bond rating.

“While we think our track-record speaks for itself, we reiterate our pledge to provide modern and safe schools for our community while also serving as conscientious stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Board President Sherril H. Taylor said. “We have built so much momentum since our patrons graciously supported our previous facility-improvement plan, and we have great hopes the community will continue to work with us in our efforts to build up Canyons together.”