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SCHOOL BOARD DROPS GYMS FROM BOND PROPOSAL

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The Cache County School Board has dropped two high school gymnasiums from a proposed school bond.

The board voted unanimously Wednesday night to put the $16 million bond on the Nov. 7 ballot.Superintendent Larry Jensen originally had proposed a $20 million bond, but he told the board Wednesday that he had decided to withdraw his recommendation for the gymnasiums.

The $16 million bond would be used to construct buildings in Wellsville and Smithfield to replace the old South Cache and North Cache high schools now used for ninth-grade centers.

Other projects include new classrooms at River Heights Elementary and new science classrooms and chemistry and computer laboratories at Mountain Crest High School. Several other buildings would be remodeled.

PTA Council President Paula Howell told the board last month that her organizations endorsed only the classroom projects and that the athletic facilities should be voted upon separately.

Jensen said a new gym for Moun-tain Crest "is just not there any longer" but $300,000 has been designated for construction of additional locker rooms for Sky View High School's physical education department.

Board members agreed with the superintendent that this project was needed for privacy, because a common corridor now runs between the girls and boys locker rooms.