Alta High would receive $40M renovation if bond measure approved
A major renovation of Alta High would be completed if voters approve a $283 million tax-rate-neutral bond proposal on Election Day this November.
The Canyons Board of Education has committed to a $38.5 million renovation of Alta High if the bond measure is approved by a majority of residents. The project would include the addition of a new gymnasium and a state-of-the-art theater and auditorium.
In addition, with proceeds from the bond, the District would:
- Rebuild Brighton High School
- Rebuild Hillcrest High School
- Rebuild Union Middle School
- Rebuild Midvalley Elementary School
- Rebuild Peruvian Park Elementary School
- Rebuild a White City-area elementary
- Replace portables with classrooms at Corner Canyon High School
- Build a new west Draper elementary school
- Remodel offices at Brookwood, Granite, Oakdale, Park Lane, Silver Mesa, and Sunrise elementary schools
- Install windows and skylights for natural light at Altara, Bell View, Brookwood, Canyon View, Crescent, East Midvale, East Sandy, Granite, Lone Peak, Oakdale, Oak Hollow, Park Lane, Quail Hollow, Ridgecrest, Silver Mesa, Sprucewood, Sunrise, and Willow Springs elementary schools
The bond proposal is the District's second in seven years. In June 2010, residents approved a $250 million tax-rate-neutral bond that funded 13 major construction and renovation projects, including the new Midvale Middle School and Alta View Elementary, which open this year. Renovations at Indian Hills Middle, the final project to be completed with funds from the 2010 bond, started in the spring. Canyons' financial track record also includes a AAA bond rating, which is comparable to a perfect personal credit score and saves taxpayers millions.
Tax rates will not go up as a result of this proposal.
If the bond proposal is successful on Nov. 7, crews will begin work immediately. The District aims to complete the projects by 2023.
“While we think our track-record speaks for itself, we reiterate our pledge to provide modern and safe schools for our community while also serving as conscientious stewards of taxpayer dollars,” Board President Sherril H. Taylor said. “We have built so much momentum since our patrons graciously supported our previous facility-improvement plan, and we have great hopes the community will continue to work with us in our efforts to build up Canyons together.”
More Information Can Be Found at https://bond.canyonsdistrict.org/.