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School District to conduct community survey as first step toward 2019 bond

The Board of Education has identified the need to build a high school in the Tooele area, a junior high in Stansbury, and an elementary in Grantsville as the most pressing issues facing the district. Other projects discussed include school-building security upgrades, replacing grass with artificial turf on the high school athletic fields, adding a swimming pool to one of the new school buildings, expanding the lunch room and adding a welding shop at Stansbury High School.

The potential bond-project options range in cost from $150 million to $190 million.

The school district has hired Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP to conduct the community survey for the upcoming bond election.

Four-hundred likely voters within the county will be called and asked to take the 10 to 15 minute survey. Participants will be surveyed regarding important issues within the school district and all responses will remain anonymous.

The phone survey will begin April 22. Survey data will be reported publicly to the board during the May board meeting.

Board of Education President, Maresa Manzione, said the bond survey results will help determine what the communities views are and what projects to focus on if the bond is approved.

 “We value the relationship we have with our community and want their opinion," she said. "This survey will give us a better idea of what their concerns are and what building projects they would support as we prepare for future growth.”