As many of our Provo High School family know, the Provo School District has a $108 million bond proposal to be voted on in November. The bond will empower the Provo School District to rebuild at least five schools that continue to be a drain on district resources. Provo High School is the first proposed school to be rebuilt, provided there is community support to pass the bond.
Many patrons have questions about what the bond will be used for, what it means for our Provo High community, and how they can support it.
The bond will be used to rebuild five of the district schools that desperately need to be updated. The five schools to be rebuilt are Provo High School, and Edgemont, Rock Canyon, Provost and Sunset View elementary schools. With the projected maintenance savings from rebuilding these schools, the District plans to eventually rebuild Dixon Middle School and Wasatch Elementary School as well.
The bond will ultimately increase taxes by about $13 on an average $200,000 home. However, the taxes won’t increase immediately. According to Superintendent Rittel and school board members, the proposal accounts for a gradual increase of taxes over the next few years.
The bond vote will be included in the November 4th ballot. Watch for news about upcoming information meetings to educate and answer questions.
story by Rosemary Larkin