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Our Current State

Fiscal Responsibility

Despite maintaining a fiscally responsible budget, a tax rate well below the state average, and some of the lowest administrative costs in the country, our current model for financing capital projects is not enough to meet the needs of our school buildings.

Current capital needs in the district, including rebuilds, remodels and renovations total more than $1 billion.

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Funding & Capital Projects

Facility Conditions

Nearly half of all Granite schools require updates, remodels and repairs to more than 75% of their building.

Nearly half of all Granite schools are more than 50 years old.

Along with structural needs, security and seismic upgrades are needed for most schools in the district.

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Capable Buildings

21st Century Learning

Granite School District is proposing a plan to provide more innovative, relevant education for our students in our changing economy. Independent engineers have rated half of Granite School District buildings as being 75% or more in decline, meaning these buildings are in serious need of being repaired or rebuilt. This gives an opportunity to plan for a changing future.

We propose to rebuild these schools with an eye toward 21st century education strategies, such as individualized education and technology assistance. Our current buildings were not designed to keep up with rapid educational technology advances. Additionally, most schools in the district need building upgrades to add security protections against intrusions. These are modern dangers that were not considered in school designs 50 years ago.

As we look to the future of our schools, our buildings need to be able to adapt alongside educators and students. This doesn’t mean implementing the most expensive options, but rather a practical approach that meets the needs of our students while remaining fiscally responsible to taxpayers and the community.

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Student Safety

Safety & Security

Analysis from outside engineering experts shows that a significant portion of our school buildings are at risk of significant building damage should a sizable earthquake strike the Wasatch Front.

In addition, most of our schools are in need of security upgrades to prevent against intrusions. These are modern concerns that were not considered in building plans from previous decades.

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Community Meetings

Stay Involved

The Board of Education and Granite School District will host informational meetings in all eight high school networks and communities.

The meetings will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation followed by a Q&A.

  • 18 Sep 2017 – Evergreen Jr. High
  • 19 Sep 2017 – Hunter High
  • 20 Sep 2017 – Skyline High
  • 21 Sep 2017 – Taylorsville Elementary
  • 4 Oct – Valley Jr. High
  • 5 Oct 2017 – Spring Lane Elementary
  • 11 Oct 2017 – Kearns Jr. High
  • 12 Oct 2017 – Cyprus High