By Alexandria Sorensen
The Provo School District Board has voted to sign a letter of intent to sell the Wasatch Elementary property to BYU.
Wasatch Elementary sits on 900 E., directly across the street from BYU. It is one of Provo District’s oldest schools and is due for a much needed update.
The district looked for a solution when BYU stepped in offering a deal to purchase and swap land with the elementary school.
“The district is excited to get going with this project, it wasn’t a case of thinking we had to move properties. Either way we needed to get this school taken care of, it worked out for both groups,” Provo School District spokesperson Caleb Price said.
Students and faculty will continue to use the school until the new one is built. They are excited to provide a better learning environment for their students. Their goal is to complete the school for the 2023-24 school year. The school district did not comment on how much BYU agreed to pay for the property because the transaction is not complete.