If your children attend elementary schools in Granite School District, chances are your life will change next fall.
The Granite Board of Education is examining proposals to consolidate, close and change boundaries for 34 elementary schools. The idea is to better balance dwindling east-side enrollments with student booms in the west side and boost safety for students coming and going from school (see accompanying story).
School community councils and a boundary committee have been offering input since spring. The school board will meet Tuesday to approve recommendations, then present them for public input in October open houses. Final votes will be taken in November.
"We're very willing to listen to the community," Superintendent Stephen Ronnenkamp said.
Parents chimed in on concerns, including traffic and crossing busy streets, last week. Jackling Elementary in West Valley, for instance, would be required to accommodate more buses when it doesn't have a bus loading zone, parent Kathy Hart noted.
Want to know what's proposed for your school? Details are available at www.granite.k12.ut.us/Communications.html