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.
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
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.
This idea should die a slow and ignominious death.