The agreement has to do with Farmington City allowing the district to keep its buses in the bus compound in the west part of the city. In order to keep that compound, the city originally asked that a high school be built by 2012.
The school district asked to be given more time in building the high school in light of the $23 million budget cut this year.
“We felt like it was a fair thing to do given the current economic situation,” said Farmington City Manager Max Forbush.
The Davis School District planned to have the high school finished by then, but is now looking at anywhere from 10-12 years further than 2012. A high school in Farmington would help control the growth Davis High School is dealing with. Davis High School now handles over 2,500 students, the largest in the district.
“It was taken out so our hands were not tied to that building yet,” said Davis School District community relations director Chris Williams.
The bus compound has been located in west Farmington for years as the city serves as the center point for district offices as well.
The district said it is still planning to build a high school in the area and knows it’s needed, but not at this time. Davis School District is currently dealing with growth issues coming from the west side of the county, building two new elementary schools and a new junior high school.
Farmington currently has one junior high school and three elementary schools, with Eagle Bay being the most recent. The district will see 900 new students enter the system this year, brining the total number of students to around 66,000.