Logan School District asking for $55 million bond to repair and replace schools

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LOGAN – He never anticipated the major cuts in people and programs when the economy went bad and Logan School Superintendent Marshall Garrett says the district still has $2.5 million less and about the same number of students as it did in 2010.  

But on KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday, Garrett said after seven years on the job he is very proud of the great job being done by parents, teachers and administrators to improve the lives of students.

He said, hopefully, patrons will support a <a href=”http://www.lcsd.logan.k12.ut.us/pdf/leeway/PossibleVLeewayandFacBond.pdf” target=”_blank”>facilities bond and a voted levy</a> on the November ballot. Garret said the much-needed facilities bond comes first and the district is asking for $55 million.

“The primary part of that is $35.5 million for a major remodel at Logan High School,” Garrett explained. “The remainder of the funding would go for a major remodel of Ellis Elementary and the replacement of Hillcrest Elementary on site.

Garrett further explained that Hillcrest Elementary be replaced and rebuilt, but it would also allow the district to consolidate some services in the area.

“With (the replacement) we would add our current special ed pre-school, which is located on the Island. It would be relocated and be a part of that facility.”

Garrett said both the facilities bond and a $1.3 million voted levy will be on the ballot in November. He said school officials have pledged to keep any tax increases as small as possible.

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