District merger proposed for economic, educational, and traffic purposes

Danny Brownell said he is not anti-new high school, anti-education or   anti-bond, but he and others believe that consolidating the Logan and Cache County School districts makes both economic and educational sense.

The North Logan resident said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday that the movement started when it was realized that if a planned new high school is built in Millville it will mean county buses rolling through Logan City every day. Brownell doesn’t believe that makes sense.

“Transportation is a big thing,” he explained, “because if you have people going up and down the roads both ways, people from River Heights and Providence bringing their kids and busing over to North Logan for middle school, and vice versa (us going to high school in Millville), you add a lot of traffic on those roads. So it’s an issue for everybody in this valley.”

Brownel said there is no antagonism toward either school district, he just feels constituents need a choice. If enough signatures are gathered he said the issue of district consolidation will be on the ballot in June or November.

As of yet there is no formal petition established. In order to get the issue on the ballot, the group needs to get 15 percent of registered voters of each school district to sign the petition. According to Brownell, that means over 10,000 signatures between the two districts.

A Facebook page called <a href=”https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cache-School-DistrictLogan-School-District-merger/428099460592107?ref=stream” target=”_blank”>Cache School District/Logan School District Merger</a> has been set up by the group to update information and seek feedback about merging the two districts. To date, they have 314 ‘likes.’

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