Three new charter schools are trying to open in Northern Utah. One wants to serve prospective athletes, another looks to establish a coaching culture in academics, and the third prefers a personalized curriculum.
DaVinci Academy is used a $163,800 grant from Rocky Mountain Power to install solar panels that will generate 14 percent of the energy the school uses each year.
Executive Administrator Fred Donaldson said the last count he saw had 150-200 students on the school’s waiting list, but board documents say 200-300 students are wait-listed from the Ogden area.
The Ogden School District wants to put the money toward rebuilding three elementary schools, rebuilding Ben Lomond High School’s gymnasium, and building two of three Professional Gateway Centers — formerly called innovation centers — at the district’s junior high schools.
Ogden School District officials are encouraging schools to document more disciplinary incidents in the hopes they can intervene with struggling students earlier.
The Davis School District is looking at changing high school boundaries as Farmington High School get closer to opening in fall 2018.
After hearing the results of two surveys, Weber School District officials are leaning toward a bond initiative option that wouldn’t increase taxes. The Board of Education is slated to make a decision at a 6 p.m. meeting Wednesday, Aug. 2.
If voters approve it this fall, the Weber School Board hopes to put a $97 million bond toward five building projects.