Earlier this year the City Council and the Mayor expressed their support of the Provo School District General Obligation Bond being voted on in this month's General Election. A joint resolution was passed to show this support and was was recorded in the Recorder's office on July 21, 2014.
Simply put, the Council and the Mayor recognize the value of educated citizens and that the educational facilities must foster a positive learning environment. Because the school district's budget can't support large investments (like building facilities) without taking away from other current needs, a bond issue is being proposed to fund the construction and renovation of older schools. This was done after a careful study and community engagement process. More detailed information about the bond issue is available online.
New and improved schools can help attract businesses and families to Provo City, increase property values, and strengthen the social fabric of the neighborhoods in which the schools are located.
We encourage all Provo residents to learn more about the Provo School District General Obligation Bond and to make their voices heard by voting on November 4th.