Residents living in the Mutton Hollow area aren't being sheepish about how they feel about the new high school boundary proposal.
They basically don't like it.About 100 parents from Mutton Hollow - on the Kaysville-Layton border - attended a public hearing Tuesday night to show the Davis School Board that they disapprove of a plan that would send some Mutton Hollow students to Layton High.
Most of the parents want their neighborhoods to remain in the Davis High boundary.
"Please move the boundary north of Mutton Hollow to the ravine," said Pat Rose, whose family recently moved to a Mutton Hollow neighborhood that would be sent to Layton High under the boundary proposal.
Rose, whose family has lived in Kaysville for more than 10 years, said his family's ties are with that community. His family has attended Kaysville schools, worshiped in Kaysville churches, participated in Kaysville sports programs and would like to remain in the Davis High community.
Even Mutton Hollow residents who would remain in the Davis High boundary stood up for their neighbors who wouldn't.
The new boundaries are necessary because of a new high school under construction in north Layton. The school, being built to relieve overcrowding at Layton and Clearfield high schools, is scheduled to open for the 1992-93 school year.
A committee formed by the board earlier this year drafted the proposal with the help of Larry White, a university professor, who was hired as a boundary change consultant.
Some Mutton Hollow parents used growth as an argument against sending their children to Layton High. Because the major growth in the county is occurring in Layton, it's senseless to send any Davis High students to Layton High, the parents argued.
Also upset by the proposed changes is a group of parents from west Phillips Street in southwest Layton.
"The community we live in is totally ingrained in Kaysville," said one man who lives on Phillips Street.
Another resident said, "We are talking about a very few number of children on Phillips Street. . . . Let us a keep our social contacts. . . . Everything we do is in Kaysville."
Other concerns addressed at the meeting, which was the second and final hearing before the school board takes action next month, dealt with neighborhoods on east Antelope Drive. Those communities, however, seemed divided over whether they preferred to go to the new high school or continue to go to Layton High.
Most, however, did not want to split up North Layton Junior High School. The proposal calls for 24 percent of that junior high to go to Layton High while 76 percent would go to the new high school.
The only student to speak at Tuesday's hearing was Jaimi Bangerter, a North Layton Junior High student, who said she doesn't want to see her school split between two high schools.
Several Clinton residents reiterated their desire that their community not be divided between Clearfield High and the new high school, though some Clinton residents said they are not opposed to the proposal.
Board President Lynn Summerhays told the audience that growth brings change, which is usually unpleasant.
"Wherever you draw a boundary, there will always be a family affected . . . but our sincere desire is to make the least negative impact on the lives of these children and their families."
The board plans to tentatively vote on the new boundaries June 4. Final action is scheduled for June 18.
Absent from Tuesday's public hearing were board members Bob Thurgood and Dan Eastman.