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School District Splits Could Bring Lawsuits

School District Splits Could Bring Lawsuits

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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioThe decision over votes on school district splits could be up to a judge. Cities on the west side are threatening lawsuits.

Taylorsville, Herriman, and possibly other west-side cities say they will sue if the Jordan and Granite district splits go on the ballot. Herriman Mayor Lynn Crane says west-siders should be able to vote on it, too.

"I don't think anybody is as opposed to the idea, as the approach," says Crane. "And everybody that's going to be affected ought to have the ability to have some input on the issue."

The law says only those cities considering creating their own school district can vote on it. But the west-side cities say splits would leave them paying higher taxes.

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