Students in Provo City School District are a week into the new school year with plenty going for both students, parents and faculty. Here's a look at five fun facts about the district.
-- Braley Dodson, Daily Herald
1. A long history
Founded in 1898, the Provo City School District is 121 years old.
2. Small but mighty
It's the smallest in Utah County. The Provo City School District is made up of 19 schools, which include two traditional high schools, one alternative high school, two middle schools, 13 elementary schools and one online school.
3. 16,000 strong
It also has the smallest student population out of Utah County's three school districts. The district enrolls about 16,000 students a year.
4. Award-winning faculty
One of the district's teachers is in the running to be the 2020 Utah Teacher of the Year. Xavier Ma, a sixth grade dual language immersion teacher, is one of five finalists for the award. She will find out Sept. 5 if she will represent Utah nationally as a teacher of the year.
5. Bonding for rebuilds
It's looking to rebuild. The district will have a bond on the November ballot. If passed, the $245 million bond would be used to rebuild Timpview High School, relocate and rebuild Dixon Middle School, rebuild Wasatch Elementary School and build an addition at Westridge Elementary School. Funds would also go toward security upgrades.