Good turnout tonight to the Informational Meeting, with Director Steve Hogan, Planning & Boundaries Dept, Granite District.
While outlining the process and expected outcomes of the boundary students, Steve Hogan stated that Bennion JH and Taylorsville HS would be the likely option after the community took an online survey. Questions would be between 5 to 50 on the surveys.
Parents would exercise choice in enrolling their children, using open enrollment permits. Students would have busing for at least a year in 2018-2019. Steve Hogan promised to look at busing for high-schoolers beyond the one-year policy.
The next step is taking the survey and attending the fall open house, after which the board would make its decision..
All are encouraged to complete the surveys when they go out so that all voices are heard. Questions on who all would be included were looked at, including quality of programs, space, transportation, and much more.
Earlier this evening, Community Council met to share input on FTE, allocation, patron concerns, etc. The new Land Trust Plan for 2018-19 was reviewed. Reading and Health are the two new goals. Reading achievement will be supported with growth in reading fluency. Health improvements will require the teaching of mindfulness principles and practice.
The Council voted approval of the Plan. They also examined a draft letter to send to Ben Horsley, giving Bonneville the go-ahead to conduct the boundary reconfiguration. However, approval only means that Arcadia does not get forced into doing anything with general consent. The community would still determine what choice to make.