Jordan School District has built or purchased seven new school buildings since the District division in 2009. With careful trimming of District budgets and using some non-traditional funding, we’ve financed these seven schools without bonding. We are currently building two new schools in this manner. However, we have reached a point where this is no longer possible in order to keep up with current growth.
The schools are:
- Fox Hollow Elementary 2011
- River’s Edge School 2011 (Special Needs)
- Copper Mountain Middle 2013
- Blackridge Elementary 2014
- JATC South 2015
- New Elementary Herriman 2017
- New Elementary S. Jordan 2017
Elementary students at Heartland and Columbia celebrated everything great about our nation and our state. Third-grade students from Heartland held their annual “Freedom is Not Free” program celebrating the military veterans in our country. A few tears were shed as veterans were recognized and celebrated. Over at Columbia Elementary, fourth-grade students participated in their “Utah: This is the Place” assembly. The students sang and danced as they showcased the history of Utah. Check out more photos on our Facebook page and more photos of Heartland in the Deseret News.
The May 24 Board meeting summary is now available and can be viewed at jordandistrict.org/board/meetings/summary/2015-05-24/.
Photo courtesy Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Teachers from the Kauri Sue Hamilton School hopped on bicycles from their homes in Salt Lake City, Kearns and Cottonwood Heights, ready to make the trek to work in Riverton. It was one way for educators to do what they do best, ‘educate’ others on ways to help improve air quality in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the teachers make the ride to school in Riverton on a daily basis. This ride was also an opportunity to say thanks to Riverton Mayor Bill Applegarth for making bike-friendly improvements along 2700 West, (which goes right in front of the Kauri Sue Hamilton School.) All of the bicycle riders met in the parking lot of Taylor’s Bike Shop and rode the final eight blocks to school together. We applaud these educators for doing their part to inspire others and make a difference! See more photos in the Deseret News.
School bus drivers from around the state of Utah will gather over the weekend for a rodeo unlike any other. This one involved the maneuvers and mechanics of driving a school bus. The annual School Bus Rodeo and Utah State Safety Skills Competition was held at the Jordan School District Transportation Office and bus yard in West Jordan. Bus drivers had to go through a number of prepared obstacle courses among other challenges to test their driving skills. Trophies were awarded for expert, intermediate and novice drivers. Congratulations to these Jordan School District drivers Marcus Swainston, Robert Leinbach and Brent Welker,who won in the novice division, while Lonnie Snyder won in the intermediate category! Check out the news coverage in the links below.