Draper parents determined to keep their kids at Corner Canyon High

Posted at 10:25 PM, Oct 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-07 09:34:54-04

DRAPER, Utah -- Parents flooded the Corner Canyon School Board meeting Tuesday night over concerns that their children would lose the opportunity to go high school in their district.

Since the opening of Corner Canyon High School in 2013, it has reached capacity with nearly 2,100 students. The school has an open-enrollment policy bringing many of the students from Sandy.

Draper resident Lisanne Peppers was concerned about a proposal could take a sliver of homes living in Draper and send those students, on a bus, to Alta High School in Sandy.

"I passed a bond to go to the school, not to give you gas money to get my kid somewhere else," Peppers said Tuesday night.

The school board put the school on a moratorium, which limits what students can get into the school.

"If you live within the boundaries of Corner Canyon High School, then you can go to Corner Canyon High School but because it's on moratorium status, they are not accepting those school-choice or open enrollment students," said Jeff Haney, spokesman for the Canyons School District.

A facilities committee has been working for more than a year to address not only the issue of crowding at Corner Canyon, but also necessary repairs at other schools.

On Tuesday night, several of the ideas were presented to the Canyons School Board.

The board voted 6-1 to not consider busing future students of Corner Canyon High to another high school for now or in the immediate future.