Brownell: district merger seperate from Cache bond proposals

Supporters of a move to merge the Logan and Cache County school districts say the issue is separate from two Cache County School District bond proposals for new schools. In an online survey this week Cache County residents are being asked if they support one or two high schools for the Cache County School District.

Danny Brownell, who is leading the drive to consolidate the districts, says many members of his group go along with the building proposals. But he says merging the districts would bring about considerable savings because resources could be shared.

“I have five kids that will be affected. I have six kids total. It would be nice to have one location to drop off my kids and for transportation reasons, for efficiency reasons, using the same resources,” Brownell said on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Wednesday. “I think there are some great things. One of the things about merged districts is that we can take the best practices from both districts, hopefully, and make it better.”

In order to get the issue on the November ballot supporters of the merger need to get signatures from 15 percent of registered voters from each district. A petition drive is expected to be started soon. To date, there is no formal petition.

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