Jordan School District must find ways to deal with growth without $495M bond

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  • Jellybean Draper, Utah
    Nov. 22, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    $240 more per homeowner over 5 years seems like a reasonable investment in your own kids. Most people spend way more than that on extracurricular activities. It seems the education of the child should be as least as important as football and dance....

    If you don't even want to pay extra for your OWN kids, why would anyone else? This is why Canyons District came to be in the first place. Jordan patrons: pay your share!

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 21, 2013 4:19 a.m.

    If the district hadn't gotten greedy and try to set up a 50 year indentured bond to set up its own government they may have gotten a lower cost bond to meet a 4 or 5 year need. Borrowing money to save money is a trap and it doesn't work, they don't have the right to tax future costs or expenses.

    Schools districts are not empowered to taxation without representation and bonding of citizens for taxation is the job of our legislators, not the school board.

    The school district will have to reevaluate its current revenue and set some priorities for the education of children from K1-K12. Before and after those services is no concern of the department of educaiton. The needs and concerns of business is also of no concern to education, they are hired and paid as educators, not employment counselors or job market requests. Education is the primary and only goal they have and distributing their budget to meet education is all they have to do, the billions of dollars granted to educaiton is not for welfare, healthcare, social services, or day care for working moms.

  • Commodore West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 20, 2013 10:47 p.m.