Land for new valley high school in Millville purchased using bond money

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> A parcel of land recently purchased in Millville as the sight of a third high school in the Cache County School District will be paid for with the last of the money from a bond approved by voters in 2004.

School Superintendent Steve Norton said the bond was necessary to solve an overcrowding problem in the elementary schools.

“We also had money set aside in that bond to purchase additional school sites, and we have additional sites in Hyde Park, we have one in Hyrum that we purchased, we also have some additional property in Smithfield,” Norton said. “That particular bond was very proactive in saying let’s plan for the future, let’s get out and buy property now before it increases in value. We were able to do many wonderful things as far as planning for the future with that bond.”

On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Norton said all those students have been marching up to the secondary grades and that has created am overcrowding there. He said a building task force has been working almost a year to come up with recommendations, and hopefully a bond election in June or possibly November will also be approved by the district’s voters.

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