Boundary study begins for Elementary No. 60
There have been a lot of birth announcements in the southwest portion of the county as of late. And not to be outdone, the Davis School District announces a new arrival.
It’s Elementary School No. 60, expected to arrive in the fall of 2014.
The reason for the new arrival? Currently, Foxboro Elementary School boasts — count ‘em — 10 kindergarten classes. And growth projections are that more of the small fries may be on the way to the year-round school.
The Davis School District Board of Education has OK’d the guaranteed maximum price of Elementary No. 60 — located at about 2000 S. 1950 West, Woods Cross — at just more than $17 million. That bid was submitted by Hughes General Contractors.
District Business Administrator Craig Carter in a May Board Meeting said, “It will be the first school built under the new prototype that you’ve seen, so we are excited about that. And that design has incorporated every energy-efficient technology that we know of at this time. … We think it will be a fabulous environment to learn in.”
With the construction of a new school, boundary adjustments must also be made. At this point, schools included in the boundary study are Foxboro and Woods Cross elementaries.
When considering new boundaries, the district looks at factors such as current and future growth patterns, feeder patterns to secondary schools, safety of students, natural topography, continuation of neighborhood groups and transportation.
Maps of the current boundaries and a preliminary draft of the new boundaries are now at your schools for you to view.
More links to boundary information are on the left.