Cache County School District officials say some schools may go to a year-round class schedule beginning in 1989.
In a special board meeting this week, the district's Effective Building Utilization Committee said schools in Cache County already are behind schedule in addressing the overcrowding problem.And, said committee chairman Stephen Zsiray, projections for steady enrollment growth leave no alternative but implementation of year-round schedules in at least some schools.
All but one school in the district have reached an 80-percent building-utilization level, and several schools are at 85 percent of capacity, Zsiray said.
A state law requires a 70 percent building-utilization rate.
School Board President Larry Olsen said the board will hold public hearings on the issue, beginning May 2 at Spring Creek Middle School.
But, Olsen said, although the board welcomes public input, the meetings do not mean citizens will be given a vote on the controversial issue of year-round schools.
Board Member Carol Funk referred to widespread community opposition three years ago when educators attempted to start a year-round pilot project at one school.