Dear Friends of Butler Middle School,
As you may have heard, the Canyons Board of Education has given preliminary approval to a site plan for the construction of Butler Middle School. This plan would involve placing the school immediately west of the existing building, and would allow students to stay in the existing building during construction, which is anticipated to span 18- to 24 months. We are planning to begin construction in summer 2011.
The site plan also includes a substantial expansion of existing green space to the west of Butler Middle School to include additional soccer and football fields, as well as tennis courts for Brighton High School and a proposed site for a future elementary school to the east of the new middle school. The Board will take up this matter at its regular Business Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Canyons Support Services Center, 9361 S. 300 East. A prompt decision is needed in this matter so the construction project can stay on schedule.
If you have questions or concerns about the proposed plan, you are welcome to sign up to speak to the Board during the public comment portion of the meeting, which typically begins around 7:40 p.m. Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes, and speakers are asked to adhere to Board guidelines
for public participatio
n. We anticipate that you may have many questions about the blueprints and plans for the facility, including classrooms, gymnasiums, auditorium, and exterior features including parking. We also are well aware of parking and safety concerns among parents and neighbors regarding parking spaces adjacent to the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center.
We anticipate that the Board will take action to approve the middle school’s general site plan. However, specifics about facility blueprints, traffic patterns and parking will not be finalized Tuesday. Rather, those details will be discussed Thursday at the Town Hall meeting, scheduled from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Butler Middle School Auditorium, and at future public meetings as needed in the school design process.
The Board also will not be taking any action regarding plans for Butler Elementary School at Tuesday night’s meeting. Discussions and decisions regarding Butler Elementary School will be scheduled on a later date.
Thank you for your interest and concern about Butler Middle School. I look forward to working with you on this important project.
Superintendent David S. Doty