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School board votes unanimously to relocate Provo High

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 23:14:14-05

PROVO, Utah — The Provo City School District Board of Education voted unanimously to relocate Provo High School to the west side of the city, school officials announced Tuesday night.

The school, currently located at 1125 N. University Avenue, will move to district-owned land at 3000 Lakeshore Drive.

“Following months of research and conversations, we are convinced that building Provo High School on the Lakeshore site is in the best interest of our students,” stated School Board President Julie Rash in a press release from the school district. “We are unwilling to sacrifice student opportunity and achievement in order to keep PHS on an inadequate site where a more suitable alternative is available. Therefore, we will immediately pursue a plan to relocate Provo High School from the University Avenue site to the district-owned property adjacent to Lakeshore Drive.”

The move is being made independent of the sale of the current high school’s property.

The school board states:

“ We are not announcing a sale, or imminent sale, of the property on University Avenue.  Since September, additional interested buyers have come forward and we are actively engaged in discussions with them.  However, these discussions should not delay us in our commitment to providing the students, faculty, staff and patrons of Provo High with the best possible facility.”