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(KSL News) If Granite School District splits, it could create a bleak situation for residents on the west side. That's according to a new study released today.
Last year, Holladay, South Salt Lake and Salt Lake County started to consider the idea of creating an east-side district. However, the study found the split would cause property taxes to skyrocket on the west side to pay for the construction of 23 new schools.
But, the east-side district would have more money per student than it does in the current Granite District. Right now 75 percent of Granite students live on the west side, but 47 percent of the taxes are collected from the east side.
District Split Presentations
1:30 p.m. Salt Lake County Council
6:30 p.m. Millcreek Community Council
8:00 p.m. Mount Olympus Community Council
District Split Public Hearings
May 17 -- 6:30 p.m. Holladay City Hall May 22 -- 4:30 p.m. Salt Lake County Council May 23 -- 7:30 p.m. South Salt Lake City Hall
The study will be presented several times starting Tuesday, followed by a series of public hearings. You can read more about the study's findings in today's edition of the Deseret Morning News.