How We Pay for Operations & Maintenance of New Schools

Screen Shot 2016-06-17 at 12.44.51 PMThe proposed $245 million bond calls for building six news schools. Some patrons have been asking how much more they will pay for staffing and operations if the new schools are built. Here is the answer.

Typically, growth in the community brings in enough new tax revenue to finance the operations and maintenance of a school, just not enough for us to build new schools. When we see additional students and a broader tax base, additional funding becomes available from the state and the tax base. The funds associated with those increases are used to keep our schools running, but again, it’s not enough money for new school construction. That is why we are bonding and turning to taxpayers for help.

For more information about the proposed bond, visit jordanbond.org.

You can also call our bond hotline with questions at 801-567-8705.