On August , 2022, the Cache County Board of Education voted to place a $100 million general obligation bond proposition on the November ballot. The Board's decision follows recommendations and input from the public engaged in the process through creating a Community Task Force comprised of parents, community members, and educators, with representation from every precinct in the valley.
Room for Growth
Nearly half of CCSD schools are operating above building capacity.
Because of the district's significant growth over the last ten years, eleven of our seventeen elementary schools and one middle school are operating above capacity. To accommodate this growth, we currently utilize 35 portable classrooms at locations where the student population has outgrown the main building. Growth trends indicate that the district will continue to add an average of 300-500 students per year.
Space is needed to accommodate state-required all-day kindergarten classes.
The State of Utah is requiring school districts to offer all-day kindergarten to parents. Last year, the district added ? all-day kindergarten classes and this year, the State passed funding to provide an additional 19 classrooms. Currently, many of our elementary school buildings are unable to offer all-day kindergarten because they do not have the building capacity.
Additional Safety Measures
Increased school safety is a top priority.
The safety of CCSD students, staff, and buildings is always a top priority for our district. The implementation of additional safety measures across the district can be prohibitively expensive.
The proposed bond would fund the building of two new middle schools, moving sixth grade back into the middle school environment and recapturing one of our current small middle schools as an elementary school. The bond would also address school safety with improved access control for all 25 of our schools.