Public input sought as boundary study group
seriously considers changes
We want your feedback.
Preliminary boundaries were drawn. Community councils gave feedback. And your comments — including more than 600 emails — were sorted, studied and considered.
In a presentation to the Board of Education Tuesday night, the boundary study group announced a change to the preliminary boundary proposal. The group is also seriously contemplating other changes.
The proposed change impacts an area of Woods Cross which was slated to be moved to Bountiful High School. The new proposal is to keep Woods Cross High School boundaries as they are currently and expand Viewmont’s boundaries south to 500 South. That decision was made because Bountiful High School’s enrollment is higher than expected and past experience shows that variances will keep it near the target enrollment without that small portion of Woods Cross.
The boundary study group is also seriously looking at changes to the preliminary boundaries for Layton, Davis and Farmington high schools. Changes must still meet the Board of Education’s goal to reduce enrollment at overcrowded high schools — Layton and Davis. If the group considers moving one area back to a school, it must look at a similar population area to take out.
For instance, under the current proposal, polygon 6.1 is in Davis High boundaries. The study group is seriously considering moving that area back to Layton High and moving polygon 2.1 to Davis High instead.
In the preliminary boundary proposal polygons 6 and 6.1 have been moved to Davis High School from Layton High School. Polygons numbered 15, 14, 19, 12 and 17 have been moved to Farmington High School from Davis High School.
The boundary study group is seriously studying moving polygons 7, 4 or 2.1 to Davis High School if a decision is made to keep either polygon 6 or 6.1 at Layton High School.
It is also seriously looking at moving polygons 16, 18 or 11.1 if any changes are made with polygons 15, 14, 19, 12 or 17.
View the areas of serious consideration at Layton and Davis here. The areas of serious consideration are shaded in red.
Knowing some may be affected by the new possible changes, the boundary study group would now like to hear from those in the new areas being considered. Please send your comments positive or negative to email@example.com. In your e-mail, please reference the number on the area outlined in red in which you reside.
Any changes to those areas will be announced to the public just prior to the open houses scheduled at 6 p.m., Oct. 25 at Davis High School and 6 p.m., Oct. 26 at Viewmont High School.
During those open houses, you’ll be able to view maps of the proposed boundaries, meet with district representatives, further express your views and have your questions addressed.
Boundaries are being adjusted for five existing high schools and establishing boundaries for the new Farmington High School being built on Glovers Lane west of Interstate 15 in Farmington.
E-mail concerns, questions to firstname.lastname@example.org