A recent KSL editorial cautioned against splitting the Alpine School District to form a new district in the Lehi area. Splitting the district, we said, “would create more problems than it would resolve.”
State Representative David N. Cox of Lehi offers another viewpoint, including the suggestion that citizens ought to be allowed to vote on the issue:
“There are issues of governance and size that need to be addressed by the citizens. They need to decide what direction they want to go. Unions and administrators seem to always say bigger is better because it strengthens their positions. When do the citizens get a say? This is a much more important issue than a single candidate and it deserves the debate that can only happen if it gets on the ballot.
This issue is much bigger than just some disgruntled patrons on a few issues. It is a whole change of attitude from the past 100 years of consolidation. Do we continue to just get bigger or is there a stopping point? This needs to be debated publicly now that the committee did their study and let the people have their say.”
KSL thanks Rep. Cox for providing his perspective on this issue.