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South Summit School Board Approves $58.6 Million Bond for Ballot

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The South Summit School Board passed a resolution to hold a bond election this November.

The bond amount is for $58.65 million, which means, if the bond is approved taxes will go up about $96 dollars a year for every $100,000 of taxable home value.

The last time South Summit held a general obligation bond was in 1988, which was the same year that the district’s current Superintendent Shad Sorenson graduated from South Summit High School. 

In addition, the board also voted to purchase land on the west side of Kamas to develop a new high school. In a prepared statements, school board president Jim Snyder said the need has been clearly demonstrated and the board recognizes the growth that is significantly impacting the schools. The board he added We decided to ask the voters for the best possible solution, which they believe is to purchase land and build a brand new high school.”

The District has been working with a master planning committee and an architectural firm, Naylor, Wentworth and Lund to assess the current status of the district’s facilities and potential impact on them with the growth that is projected within the district boundaries in the next 5-10 years.

Last year the district added 61 new students, which was about a 4% increase. It appears that the numbers for the upcoming school district appear on the same growth track. Superintendent Shad Sorenson said with all three schools at or near capacity, there’s an obvious need to take steps now to prepare for the future of the district.

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