A Letter from the Superintendent

Dear Collaborative Colleagues,

As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close for many of JSD’s employees, it gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the accomplishments we have come to experience together. This year we all worked together to ensure success of the first bond passed since 2003! Each day we see and feel the impact of this herculean effort as buildings are being planned, designed and built. Additionally, we hear and see evidence of the many wonderful people within the Jordan School District that give their all to focus on the mission of our school district.

Diplomas IconThank you for the exceptional work you do as we unite as a team for our young people throughout our district. I consider myself extremely blessed to be engaged in this noble work with you. We should all be celebrating the successes and graduation of JSD’s Classes of 2017! Our seniors are the products of great teamwork! Moreover, much gratitude and appreciation is extended to:

Our inspiring teachers and counselors that go the extra mile to make certain they are well trained, thoughtfully prepared, and constantly engaging so their students are provided only the best learning experiences.

Our awesome army of conscientious classified employees who are dedicated to and focused on their work accomplishing a plethora of behind the scenes but essential tasks in support of school instruction and our young people.

Our visionary administrators who constantly collaborate to ensure that we are continually monitoring, adjusting and improving in order to elevate our organization.

Our Board of Education as they diligently deliberate, establish goals and provide direction for the education of all students within our district.

Thank you for working together with me toward a much nobler purpose than ourselves. Thank you for keeping “every child, every day” at the forefront of the work we do each day and for working for the greater good—our collective future.

With my warmest regards and deepest appreciation,

Patrice A. Johnson, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools

Fun Fact Friday: JSD Gets Out of the Cemetery Business

For 45 years the Jordan School District has been in the cemetery business. The District was legally bound to take over maintenance and operations of the Bingham City Cemetery back in 1972 when Bingham Canyon City disincorporated. JSD inherited the cemetery because the District was the largest taxing entity in the area where the cemetery is located. Over the years, records show 1,850 people have been buried in the cemetery and JSD grounds crews were responsible for digging the graves, maintaining the plots and the cemetery in general. Several District employees also had the title of cemetery sexton or caretaker of the cemetery, selling plots and helping families with burials.

Effective June 1, 2017 the District will be out of the cemetery business. The Board of Education has approved a resolution that will transfer the Bingham Cemetery Title and Escrow to the Copperton Metro Township.