Proposed boundary study presented for new junior high


by Becky GINOS bginos@davisclipper.com LAYTON—A boundary study is underway for the new junior high under construction near Weaver Lane slated to open in fall 2019. Dr. Darrell White, who is part of the group conducting the study, presented a proposed map to the Davis District Board of Education last week for consideration. “When Junior High #17 opens it will accommodate 1,000 students,” said White. “Our goal is to reduce enrollment in overcrowded schools and balance enrollment. Legacy and Centennial are overcrowded by about 600 students. We’ve driven the neighborhoods and looked at all the data.” White assured the board that the boundaries would not impact high school feeder patterns. “We considered this when we did the boundaries for Farmington High,” he said. “The new school will be about a 50/50 split to Layton High and Davis High.” Community councils will look at the boundary proposal during meetings on Sept. 12, he said. Public open houses are scheduled for Oct. 3 at Centennial Junior High and Oct. 4 at Legacy Junior High, both at 6:30 p.m. Residents are invited to give their input by emailing JrHighBoundaryStudy@dsdmail.net. Every email will be read and considered by the boundary study committee, said White. However, due to volume each email may not receive a response. To view an interactive map and the proposed boundaries visit https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/district/boundary-study.

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