Clinton parents who worried about their community being divided can relax.

Mutton Hollow area residents who cringed over the suggestion that their children would be Layton High Lancers - instead of Davis Darts - can relax, too.In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, the Davis School Board approved an "adjusted" high school boundary proposal that will appease both groups.

"This, in my opinion, is a very workable alternative," said Darrell White, a consultant the board hired earlier this year to help a citizens committee realign the boundaries in northern Davis County.

The boundary change is needed for a new high school under construction in north Layton. The school, part of a $40 million bond package approved by voters in May 1990, is being built to relieve overcrowding at Clearfield, Layton and Davis high schools.

In April, White and the committee suggested a proposal that would have shifted about 700 Clearfield High students and about 700 Layton High students to the new school. Their proposal would also have shifted several dozen Davis High students to Layton High.Under the original proposal, the boundary was drawn along the Denver and Rio Grande railroad in Clinton, a plan that would have split up Clinton students who attend Sunset Junior High. The new boundary proposal, however, would move the boundary west to the Utah Power & Light utility corridor (about 1800 West), resulting in all Sunset Junior students going to the new high school.

Clinton Mayor Steve Weller, who led his community's opposition to the original plan, praised the school board for adopting the alternative.

"I think your staff has done a great job in meeting the needs of the students," Weller said.

To balance the numbers, the new boundary proposal calls for sending all of the Antelope Elementary attendance area back from within the new high school boundaries into the Clearfield High boundary.

Another controversial portion of the original plan was the proposed boundary between Layton and Davis high schools. The eastern half of that boundary affected the Mutton Hollow area, which has always attended Davis High School. Under the original proposal, that community would have been split between Davis and Layton high schools.

But the board - apparently realizing the numbers are not that significant - decided to leave the present boundary alone.

Further west, on Phillips Street in Layton, the original proposal would have sent that neighborhood - which is currently in the Davis High boundary - to Layton High. Again, apparently realizing the numbers were small, the board decided to leave west Phillips Street students at Davis High.

The new proposal would also move the Rolling Oaks subdivision to the new high school. White said that subdivision is geographically isolated from other neighborhoods that will be assigned to Layton High.

Not everyone was satisfied by the alternative. Lloyd Baker, representing the Vae View subdivision, which will be assigned to Layton High, bemoaned the fact that his neighborhood is part of only 19 percent of the North Layton Junior High student body that will attend Layton.

Baker and others had asked the board to also include the adjacent Camelot subdivision in the Layton High boundary.

But White said doing so would cause a "serious enrollment imbalance at Layton High and would require the complete reworking of the boundary recommendations."

Voting against the adjusted boundary proposal was board member Bob Thurgood, who said he favors the committee's original proposal with respect to the Mutton Hollow and Clinton areas.

Final action on the boundaries is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18.