Alpine becomes largest school district as Utah enrollment grows

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  • Chuck E. Racer Lehi, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    Alpine ought to be divided into several districts. If Orem did go, both sides would be benefited, by being able to concentrate on the problems more unique to their communities.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 5:19 p.m.

    The north end of the valley never had any tax base to fund the growth that happened in Orem years ago. The money they were paying in taxes went to fund their own schools if even that.

    Sure there will be problems for a year or two but it will be well worth it in the long run.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 11:46 a.m.

    This isn't good news to be the largest but a split would only increase headaches. Cities like Orem, with little to no growth foreseeable, should continue as part of Alpine to help fund new schools and growth, just at the North end of the valley had to do for Orem for years and years. A split will just result in the problems Jordan/Canyons districts are having currently. The irony there is that the Canyons seems to be the district with all the problems even though Jordan has all the growth. Orem would be wise to stick around and avoid those same problems.

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    Dec. 7, 2011 9:56 a.m.

    Time for Alpine district to split in two.