Amid ‘tension’ in Alpine School District, board votes to study potential district reconfiguration

May 12, 2023, 11:00 AM | Updated: Oct 26, 2023, 1:03 pm

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The Alpine School District will host its first meeting to potentially split up the district.(Stuart Johnson, KSL TV)

(Stuart Johnson, KSL TV)

AMERICAN FORK — Even after Orem Proposition 2 — a measure that would have split Orem from the Alpine School District — failed on the ballot last November, it could still be in the cards for the district to divide in the future.

The district’s board of education on Tuesday voted unanimously to begin studying the reconfiguration of the biggest school district in the state of Utah.

“What the board decided to do … they voted to have staff start looking into what the process (of reconfiguring) is,” said David Stephenson, Alpine School District spokesman.

Basically, the process of reconfiguring hasn’t begun, but the vote was to have district staff review things such as what Utah Code says about reconfiguring the district.

Stephenson said the hope is for the information gathered from the review and a timeline for reconfiguration — deemed by a third party — to be presented to the board in September.

“They’ll review that information in September with the potential, after we go through whatever the process is, to have some form of a reconfiguration on the November 2024 ballot or not,” Stephenson added. “What happened … was to simply start the process of looking at what the process is, if you will.”

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Amid ‘tension’ in Alpine School District, board votes to study potential district reconfiguration