Granite School District (GSD) has a specific process that is followed for any population analysis study. Population analysis studies are conducted in areas where student population numbers have changed significantly. The study process allows for a full year of community input before a decision is made to adjust school boundaries, consolidate schools or close a school.
We appreciate those who attended one of our three spring open houses that were held in April. Monday, April 11, 2022 was at Cottonwood High School, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 was at Granite Park Junior High and Monday, April 18, 2022 was at Olympus High School. Each event lasted several hours to ensure everyone had the opportunity to participate.
Even though our spring open houses have been completed, we are still accepting comments and feedback prior to the Population Analysis Committee making any formal recommendations to the board.
What is a population analysis study?
Every year, the Population Analysis Committee (PAC) gathers ideas, suggestions, information, and feedback from schools and communities for possible studies related to school boundaries and student populations.
The PAC presents a list of potential population analysis studies to the Board of Education. The Board approves or rejects the list.
Representatives from the PAC meet with school community councils and host community meetings to study needs and the impacts of potential changes. Public input on study areas is solicited and multiple solutions are explored.
The PAC presents an initial written report to the Board of Education. This report includes the PAC’s findings and includes preliminary recommendations for potential solutions. The PAC will provide appropriate notice to the impacted communities.
Input from Board
Potential solutions are refined based on input from the Board of Education. An initial report is publicized and public comment is solicited.
The PAC hosts public open house meetings. All public comments are gathered and finalized.
Feedback for Final Recommendations
The PAC presents a final plan to the board in a public hearing during a Board of Education meeting. The final plan is either adopted , modified or rejected by the board over the course of two readings.
Any approved boundary change, school consolidation or school closure is implemented on a timeline specific to the needs of affected schools and communities.
The Granite School District Boundary Study Process is in compliance with Utah State Code 53G-4-402.
Next Steps: 2022 Population Analysis Studies
Information about this year’s studies can be found here: