South Jordan mayor says idea to split Jordan School District 'losing momentum'


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  • Rhonda H. South Jordan, UT
    March 12, 2014 11:18 a.m.

    There are, in fact, studies that show the best sized district- the ones who can take best advantage of 'scales of economy' and turn out the best students for the money. It's a heck of a lot smaller than some of our big Utah districts! Even Canyons (30,000 students) is far past the ideal size, which statistics show as between 2,500 and 5,000 students.

    What I find is that people tend to think that however things are being run, is the way they always have and always should be done. That mindset helps people feel justified in not bothering to look deeply into anything.

  • Hooky Riverton, UT
    March 11, 2014 4:11 p.m.

    I could go on and on about my irritations with South Jordan, but one thing they should NOT be allowed to do is split from the district. Doing so would just be another irritating attempt by South Jordan to try and make their city more "distinguished" from the rest of the valley. Ultimately all this would do is hurt all the other cities around it even more than they were hurt by the Canyons split.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    March 11, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    Sounds to me like the Jordan School district better make friends, otherwise they are going to lose another big money city who is tired of their poor management and tired of subsidizing all of the other cities in the district. It's amazing how much has been done on the east side with schools since the split. Nearly every kid will be sitting in a new school if they aren't already. Not sure why South Jordan wouldn't just join the Canyons district.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 11, 2014 7:08 a.m.

    This idea should die a slow and ignominious death.