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.
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, wants, and impacts of potential changes. Multiple solutions are explored.
The PAC presents an initial report to the Board of Education. This report includes the committee’s findings and may include a recommendation for a boundary change, school closure, or other action.
Input from Board
Potential solutions are refined based on input from the Board of Education and community feedback. *Formal notices of the PAC’s recommendations are sent to elected officials and community leaders.
The Population Analysis Committee hosts public open house meetings regarding formal recommendations.
Feedback for Final Recommendations
Based on board guidance anc community feedback, the PAC refines solutions and gives final recommendations to the Board of Education in two public hearings during a Board of Education meetings.
Approved boundary changes or closures are typically implemented the following school year. However, exceptions may be made by the Board of Educations for a timeline specific to the needs of the affected schools and communities.
*The Granite School District Boundary Study Process is in compliance with state law (S.B. 245, 2019) Utah State Code 53G-4-402.
Updated February 2023
Next Steps: 2023 Population Analysis Studies
Information about this year’s studies can be found here: