Bond Fact Friday: Building Without Bonding

IMG_0816Jordan 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:

  1. Fox Hollow Elementary        2011
  2. River’s Edge School             2011 (Special Needs)
  3. Copper Mountain Middle     2013
  4. Blackridge Elementary         2014
  5. JATC South                         2015
  6. New Elementary Herriman   2017
  7. New Elementary S. Jordan  2017

 

Patriotism for Country and State

DSCN0440Elementary 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.

Teachers Bike to Work Hoping to Inspire Others to Start Riding For Cleaner Air

Photo courtesy Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

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.

Drivers Compete in School Bus Rodeo and Safety Competition

Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 11.30.12 AMSchool 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.