From The Salt Lake Tribune: The city of South Salt Lake, Utah, and Salt Lake County would like to convert the 100-year-old Granite High School campus into a recreational center -- if they can pool enough lunch money. County officials are interested in working with South Salt Lake to transform the soon-to-be-shuttered school grounds, but do have a funding source to carry out their ideas.
Earlier...From The Salt Lake Tribune: The choice was before the Granite (Utah) School District Board: ax music instruction for about 4,500 elementary students or shutter a small, 100-year-old high school in South Salt Lake City? The board decided in a 4-3 vote to spare music and close Granite High School, effective next fall.
From The Salt Lake Tribune: Emotions were high as parents of students at Granite High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, urged the Granite school board not to close the school. Overhead on the 100-year-old building, and $20 million to $25 million in needed safety upgrades, are luxuries that the district can ill afford, district officials say. The board must shave $28 million from its budget; shuttering Granite High would free up $1.3 million. On a per-student basis, overhead at Granite High is about three times the district average for other high schools. Enrollment has languished at about 300 students. The board will decide the school's fate next month.