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Butler Elementary Groundbreaking, Open House April 22, 2015

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  • Post last modified:April 14, 2015

The Butler Elementary rebuild is about to begin. The public is invited to attend a community groundbreaking ceremony and open house to celebrate the start of the school’s reconstruction, financed with proceeds from the $250 million bond voters approved in 2010. The following events will be held at the school, 7000 S. 2700 East in Cottonwood Heights, on April 22, 2015:

– Reception: 5 p.m.
– Ceremony 5:30 p.m.

Open House: 6-8 p.m.

The Open House will feature drawings of the new school, which was designed with student and community input, and information regarding community access to the campus during construction.

Construction begins May 1, 2015. The school will be rebuilt adjacent to the current school on the same campus. Students will attend school in the current building next school year. The new school is scheduled for completion in fall 2016.

The Butler Elementary project is one in a series of projects to be funded by the 2010 bond. Other current projects are:

– Mount Jordan Middle rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2015
– Midvale Middle rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017
– Alta View Elementary rebuild, scheduled for completion in fall 2017
– Indian Hills renovation, scheduled for completion in fall 2018

CSD also has completed the following bond projects:

– Corner Canyon High School: Fall 2013
– Upgrades at Brighton and Hillcrest high schools to accommodate ninth-graders: Fall 2013
– Rebuilt Butler Middle School: Fall 2013
– Rebuilt Draper Park Middle School (formerly Crescent View Middle School): Fall 2013
– Rebuilt Midvale Elementary: Fall 2012
– Refurbish Albion Middle School: Fall 2012
– Seismic upgrades at Sandy Elementary: Fall 2011

The Canyons Board of Education, which has maintained neutral tax rates as promised to the public during the bond election, this spring approved the issuance of the final $42 million in bonds. Canyons’ AAA Bond Rating has enabled the district to secure low interest rates to save taxpayers money. In 2014, Canyons was able to refinance some of the debt issued by the former Jordan School District to save the district $4.5 million.