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Education: A New School District

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Upcoming public hearings

The Eagle Mountain City Council will hold two public hearings at Eagle Mountain City Hall, 1650 E Stagecoach Run, to gather your feedback on the creation of a new school district.

Want to comment? Fill out a public comment form.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

We’re serving our children

Ensuring our schoolchildren receive the best education possible is a top priority. That’s why the Alpine School District’s western cities, comprising Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Fairfield, with support from Cedar Fort, have approved an interlocal agreement to initiate the process of creating a new school district.

The three cities retained LRB Public Finance Advisors, a Utah municipal financial advisory firm, to study forming a district comprised of Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, Cedar Fort, and Fairfield. A 45-day period (May 22 – July 5) to receive public comment on the proposal to create a new school district has begun. Two public hearings on this topic are scheduled for June 13 at 6 p.m. and June 18 at 7 p.m.

“We must be mindful of the financial implications and work toward solutions that promote fiscal sustainability while meeting the needs of our growing population.” -Mayor Tom Westmoreland (Daily Herald)

Data-driven decisions matter

Big changes require meaningful consideration of the future. That’s why Alpine School District engaged MGT Consulting to study the feasibility of splitting the existing school district into two, or more, entities. The western cities, interested in greater local oversight and anticipating a better financial future, engaged LRB Public Finance Advisors to conduct a forward-looking feasibility study.

Educational excellence for Eagle Mountain

Help Eagle Mountain shape the future of our children’s education. Community leaders are committed to providing first-rate educational experience in Eagle Mountain.

Together, we can ensure a topnotch environment for our students while meeting the needs and expectations of our community. Local oversight, additional facilities, and high-quality outcomes should be heavily considered in future decisions. Your feedback empowers the Eagle Mountain City Council to provide the best for our kids.


Following the 45-day public comment period, the City Councils of Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs, and Fairfield have 14 days to vote to put the creation of a new school district to voters. The Eagle Mountain City Council has a meeting scheduled for July 16 to consider a decision. All three participating City Councils must approve for the proposal to be put on the ballot for the voters to consider on Nov. 5, 2024. Alpine School District started its own 45-day process on May 28 and will hold its own public hearings for residents interested in expressing their viewpoints to the ASD Board.

If residents approve the new school district creation in November 2024, an election to elect school board members for the new district will follow next year. A new school district will not replace Alpine School District until July 1, 2027. This transitional period exists to work out the details of splitting assets and liabilities, staffing, shared services, resource allocations, and other pertinent matters.


Alpine School District

Julie King, District 1 – julieking@alpinedistrict.org
Joylin Lincoln,District 2 – joylinlincoln@alpinedistrict.org
Learn more about the Alpine School District

Eagle Mountain City Council

Tom Westmoreland,Mayor – council@emcity.org
Donna Burnham, Council Member – council@emcity.org
Melissa Clark, Council Member – council@emcity.org
Jared Gray, Council Member – council@emcity.org
Rich Wood, Council Member – council@emcity.org
Brett Wright, Council Member – council@emcity.org

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