Jordan School Board, mayors draft agreement to avoid split

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  • Kearns_Dad Kearns, UT
    July 15, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    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?

  • County Resident Kearns, UT
    July 15, 2014 10:45 a.m.

    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!

  • Independent Thinker West Jordan, UT
    July 15, 2014 9:11 a.m.

    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.

  • evansrichdm west jordan , UT
    July 15, 2014 7:12 a.m.


    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.

  • rmk South Jordan, UT
    July 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

    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 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2014 10:48 p.m.

    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.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    July 14, 2014 8:25 p.m.

    Sounds like blackmail to me. The JSD School Board is being held hostage.