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Our Schools Now            Prior to April 15 of last spring, you were more than likely approached by someone to support the Our Schools Now ballot initiative.  Supporters were on a movement to secure 113,000 Utah signatures, so it could be placed on the 2018 ballot.            So what is Our Schools Now?  The movement started in the spring of 2017 when Utah’s most successful business leaders, along with highly-accomplished classroom teachers, filed the Teacher and Student Success Act with the Lt. Governor, officially launching the Our Schools Now initiative.           Proponents of the initiative stated “We must invest in the education of Utah’s children now by investing in teachers, classroom support, technology, early learning, and other proven drivers of student achievement. This initiative will increase funding for public education, higher education, and technical colleges by close to $1,000 per…
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Superintendent’s Corner

  What is NESS? The term NESS is a very important program for Garfield County School District and even more important to our students.  NESS or Necessarily Existent Small Schools is a state program that was created to recognize that the costs of teaching students in rural areas costs more than in an urban setting.  The program is specific to assist small schools that are located in remote areas and are, therefore, expensive to operate. Created with the 1972 finance study by the Utah Legislature, the state was cognizant that “all children of the state are entitled to reasonably equal educational opportunities regardless of their place of residence in the State and of the economic situation of their respective school districts.” The program is based on student transportation travel times from their home to school and their potential travel time should their school be closed due to consolidation.  Since Garfield is…
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Garfield School District Mission:

  • Provide a Positive Learning Environment

  • Support Academic Excellence

  • Encourage Parent and Community Involvement

  • Ensure Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency

Our Schools

Panguitch High School
Panguitch High School
Bryce Valley High School
Bryce Valley High School
Escalante High School
Antimony Elementary School
Antimony Elementary
Bryce Valley Elementary
Bryce Valley Elementary
Boulder Elementary School
Boulder Elementary
Escalante Elementary School
Escalante Elementary
Panguitch Middle School
Panguitch Elementary School
Panguitch Elementary School