The Davis School District, using money acquired during a $40 million bond election last year, is planning to begin construction and remodeling projects at three schools this summer.
Assistant Superintendent Dean Penrod said the district hopes to complete the projects by the beginning of the 1992-93 school year.A $1 million construction project at North Layton Junior High has already been put out for an architectural bid.
That plan calls for an additional 10 classrooms to be added onto the building, helping to alleviate overcrowding, said Penrod.
Enrollment at North Layton Junior, which was built for 1,065 students, is 1,206, which has forced the school to use five portable classrooms.
"The growth in that area, it continues to amaze us how it goes," said Penrod.
The 10 additional classrooms are expected to be at capacity as soon as they are finished, he said.
"The portable classrooms there now will be removed only for a couple of years and then they will probably be needed again."
About $1.5 million will be spent at Viewmont and Bountiful high schools to accommodate overcrowding in south Davis County.
At Viewmont, the need is for a cafeteria addition, which will also serve as a physical education room, Penrod said. Officials are also looking at possibly expanding the school's library.
At Bountiful High School, changes will likely be necessary to accommodate an influx of students from West Bountiful who used to go to Viewmont. Last year, major re-alignments were made to shift students to Bountiful High, which was operating below capacity.
Penrod said a study is underway to determine what types of modifications will be needed at Bountiful High. For example, general education classrooms might have to be converted to foods or science classrooms.
Officials are also deciding whether to remodel Bountiful High's library or move it to another space that already exists under the administrative offices, Penrod said.
The $40 million bond proposal that district voters passed in May 1990 will fund the projects. Of that, $27 million has been earmarked for the construction of a new high school underway in Layton.
The rest will be spent as follows: $1 million to purchase property for a second high school; $4.5 million for additions to junior high schools; $3 million to install air conditioning in junior high schools to make them suitable for year-round schedules; $1.5 million to purchase more portable classrooms; $1 million to install air conditioning in elementary school classrooms; and $2 million for "strategic remodeling" of secondary schools.