The $106.5 million Ogden bond proposal generated strong opposition from critics who said the plan didn’t seem to be well thought out.
Ogden School District has lost more than 800 students over the previous six school years, despite the population growth in the area. This school year alone, the district lost more than 400 students compared to the previous schools year.
School officials and bond supporters say the aging school needs to be updated, but foes charge that they weren’t given enough chance to offer input, among other things.
Polk school would be demolished and rebuilt per a district bond proposal, worrying some. The New Bridge model, though, which would be followed, at least in part, in rebuilding, has numerous benefits, parents say.
Some worry that enrollment would balloon at three Ogden schools to be rebuilt per a proposed $106.5 million bond.
Officials fined OSD spokesman Jer Bates and Polk Elementary Principal Maridee Harrison in connection with the district’s $106.5 million bond question, up for a vote this election cycle.
Weber High School had ended its investigation into a widely-circulated video of five students chanting a racial slur, but school officials can’t say what disciplinary actions were taken against the students.
“We take pride in being from Ogden High and the school itself is a big part of that. It’s a beautiful school and we’re the type of people who appreciate beauty. We take care of it because it’s ours.”