A RESOLUTION OUTLINING SUPPORT FOR THE PROVO SCHOOL DISTRICT GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND. (20-115)
WHEREAS, the Municipal Council recognizes the value of an educated citizenry and that the educational facilities must foster a positive learning environment; and
, the current operating budget of the Provo School District cannot support the much-needed repairs to Timpview without taking financial resources away from educational opportunities for students and meaningful resources from faculty; and
WHEREAS, Timpview High School is already showing signs of deterioration due to ground subsidence and some of the buildings are no longer safe to be occupied; and
, Provo School District has diligently studied the issue of building replacement and reconstruction and concluded this is the least expensive option with the minimum disruption to both students, faculty, and residents in the neighborhood surrounding Timpview High School; and
WHEREAS, Provo School District has been notified by Utah State Risk Management that due to the condition of Timpview High School insuring the facility has become an untenable risk, and without insurance there is a likelihood that Timpview will need to be shut down in its entirety; and
WHEREAS, Provo School District is being fiscally responsible in pursuing a General Obligation Bond as the most economical way to correct the problems at Timpview High School; and
WHEREAS, if this General Obligation Bond does not pass, more expensive and intrusive means will need to be undertaken to correct the issues at Timpview High School, which will lead to the disruption to students, families, faculty, and residents across the entire school district.
that we, the members of the Provo City Municipal Council, express our support for the Provo School District General Obligation Bond.
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