Voters in Davis County should approve a $250 million building improvement and construction bond on November 3rd.
Davis County is one of those areas in the state where school officials have a difficult time keeping up with the dramatic growth that is occurring. About a thousand new students a year come into the district. That's the equivalent of one-and-a-half elementary schools, or one junior high school, or two-thirds of a high school, as they emphasize, "each and every year."
Little wonder they need more money to build schools to keep up with the growth!
The district has borrowed money wisely. It has efficiently managed its ongoing bonded indebtedness in order to keep ahead of the growth curve. They contend they'll be able to layer the new debt on top of the old in a way that won't increase taxes among residents. The numbers bear that out.
There's another compelling reason to approve the bond. Construction costs are as low as they've been in years - down as much as 25-percent. It's a good time to build and patrons in the district will get much more bang for their buck.
In KSL's view, the bond is timely and warranted. Davis county voters should give it their approval.