On May 19, 2020, the Iron County School Board and District Administration made the decision to delay a bond request for 2020. The Board had been seriously considering a bond initiative for the November 2020 ballot, but a number of issues contributed to the board opting to put a hold on the request.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty for many residents. The board concluded that asking voters for funds now would be fiscally irresponsible and put voters in a difficult position, when many may be losing employment or otherwise struggling in an economy that is trying to recover. The district does have significant needs—needs that must be addressed through the bonding process. In that light, the Board did commit to closely evaluate the needs of the district over the next 6-12 months and to communicate the needs to the residents of Iron County.
Over the past few years, growth has created significant overcrowding in both Cedar and Canyon View Middle Schools. In addition, East Elementary is the District's oldest school and is in serious need of replacement. Building Safety continues to be a high priority, and the district will attempt to make ongoing security upgrades as funds and resources become available.