Group encourages people to vote no on $495M Jordan School District bond

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  • birder Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 11:46 p.m.

    They occasionally put a bit of bug spray down, but don't do anything else about the problem.

  • trekker Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 6:22 a.m.

    Birder it sounds like the district should bring in an exterminator.

  • birder Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    Come visit the school in West Jordan where I teach - mice, ants, earwigs, cockroaches, spiders, flies, gross, gross, gross.

  • jddaz West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Would those who oppose this bond like it if their children were bused long distances to attend these underutilized schools? Should we scrap the neighborhood school tradition?

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 11:52 a.m.

    im willing to pay more. the first sign of the end of country is not maintaing roads and education. we have a huge younger population in this state. its not just for our kids, its for kids in the future. at least when the spend on buildings you see something for your money. we never see anything from corporate welfare. not growing food and getting paid for it is horrible.

  • Involved Mom South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    It is true that there is 1 underutilized school in West Jordan and that issue is being considered by the district in their planning. But a few empty classrooms in one school will not house the 12,480 additional new students anticipated in the next 5 years. It also does not help the schools in Herriman that are out of space to add any more portables or the schools in South Jordan whose faculty rooms have already been converted into classrooms. Then there are the middle schools where kids cannot carry backpacks because the halls are too crowded. The district is bulging at the seams and is in desperate need of additional buildings to accommodate future growth.

  • Cordwainer Bird Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    Seems like a very slanted, one-sided article to me. Your biases are showing again, Deseret News.

  • ManInTheMiddle SANDY, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 7:40 a.m.

    Anyone voting against more money for our schools simply doesn't understand the problem.
    There is no better place to spend my money than on the education of our populous.
    What I'm mad about is why aren't they getting more money? Our schools are grossly underfunded. This money will help, but it still doesn't even come close to solving the problem.

  • trekker Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    Normally I am against anything raising property taxes etc. In this case we need this. West Jordan Middle needs to be replaced. We need more schools soon or there will be a lot of over crowding soon. I am amazed on how many portable classrooms are at schools in Jordan district, some have so many I am surprised there is a playground left. In return for this bond Jordan needs to cut expenses at the District Admin level, they do not need the whole shopping center on 7800 S and Redwood and another building off Jordan Landing Blvd. Before the split they had a much smaller building in Sandy. Why is it the district was cut by approx 40% and yet the Admin wasn't cut by that much?

  • Cordwainer Bird Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 28, 2013 11:24 p.m.

    Why didn't the reporter call Jordan District for a response?

  • future professor MECHANICSVILLE, VA
    Oct. 28, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    "If we are going to incur this much debt, it needs to be for things that are bare bones, essential and crucial, not for building really extravagant, sort of new age schools,”

    Really? If the district is asking for a lot of money, I would want really nice schools. When your arguments sound so flawed, why should I listen? If you want to demonstrate that 1) The district can get by with existing buildings, then prove it. 2) If you want to demonstrate that good schools can be built for less money, then prove it. Why should I take your word for it, Weist?