Sounds like blackmail to me. The JSD School Board is being held hostage.
I don't see it that way. I don't think the school board has shown
financial responsibility. They could have crafted a district office in a less
expensive location. They could have decided not to buy that expensive piece of
contaminated property in Daybreak. They don't need to pay the
superintendent $225,000 per year when teachers have seen their salaries fall
over the last 7 years. They didn't need to approve acquisition of iPads for
teachers with no real way to utilize one iPad effectively in a classroom. They
didn't need to approve a contract worth millions for a new reading program
that was just purchased. And the list goes on.
Why should the people in South Jordan and West Jordan pay to build the schools
in Herriman. Split the district and uncrowd our schools and let the west side
pay and build their own schools. The real problem lies with the state
legislature. They took away impact fees, won't allow people to be taxed in
special districts that need schools built and they allowed the split of canyons.
Birder, My wife and other teachers are using and utilize the ipads
for classroom lesson quiet well, if anything they should have more ipads for
each students. If we want our students to learn to work in the real word and
future they will need to know how to use the latest tech. I agree the
superintendent should not be paid as much, the district office is a good
location and looks nice gives a good impression. Which all this just shows we
all have different opinions of how best to teach the students, but splitting the
district is not the answer.
Creation of any new school district out of the current Jordan School District
isn't likely to happen. Because all qualified voters within JSD are now
allowed to vote on any such matter, proposals for new district are likely to go
down in flames.
rmk, Your realize you are on the west-side too. The only way for keep rates
lower is to broaden the base. When Bingham HS needs to be rebuilt, you'll
have that burden spread over 60,000 resident and 1,000 businesses contributing
instead of 250,000 residents and 5,000 businesses participating. Additionally, Canyon's taxpayers PAY a JSD debt amount for the bond
incurred while they were part of the larger Jordan. I would plan on a prop tax
line item for a SJSD and another line for the dept payment when SJ was part of
the new Jordan. It won't be cheaper, splitting will cost more!
If Chuck Newton isn't the mayor of South Jordan, why is he driving South
Jordan statements? No more "official words" from Mr. Newton. He can
only speak for himself, not the city. Therefore, what does Mayor Alvord have to
say with regards to South Jordan City as the chair of the council? The SJ City
Council approve the demands to the district at a prior meeting?