Board Hosts ‘Parent University’ Night to Answer Patron Questions

Jordan Parent University LogoIn an effort by members of the Board of Education to reach out and answer the most frequently asked questions by parents and patrons in the District, the Board has established what is being called ‘Parent University.’ It is an opportunity for anyone in the District to attend an informal class on a variety of topics involving our schools, students and educators.

The first ‘Parent University’ will be held Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Bingham High School. The topic will be ARENA SCHEDULING. This class, led by members of the Board and District staff, will educate parents on arena scheduling and how it works. We encourage anyone with questions to attend and find answers that can help assist students as they go through the arena scheduling process.

There is no registration or sign up needed to attend ‘Parent University.’ Everyone is welcome and it is free. Join us, meet your Board members, and have your questions answered! We’ll see you there!

Jordan School District Board of Education Member Vacancy

With the recent resignation of Susan Pulsipher from the Board of Education effective January 30, there is now a midterm vacancy in District 3, which covers some areas within the cities of South Jordan and Riverton. This means the Board is looking for a qualified individual to fill the vacancy who is committed to making a positive impact in education.

The Board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to appoint a person to fill the vacant seat and an unexpired term that will end in January of 2019.

To apply, you must be a registered voter and a resident of the Jordan School Board of Education District 3 for at least one year at the date of the appointment. Applicants may not be District employees. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

To confirm eligibility, contact the Salt Lake County Elections Division at (385) 468-7400.

Board Approves Boundaries for Two New Elementary Schools

Option C ModifiedAfter months of extensive work and public input from parents, the Board of Education voted on boundaries for two new elementary schools in Herriman and South Jordan.

Based on parent and patron feedback, the Board chose a modified ‘Option C’ for the boundaries, which includes adjustments between Herriman and Butterfield Canyon Elementary Schools.

The Board voted to transition Eastlake, Daybreak, Midas Creek, Silver Crest and Welby Elementary Schools from a year-round to a traditional calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The Board previously approved moving Monte Vista and Elk Meadows from a year-round to a traditional calendar. Both new elementary schools in Herriman and South Jordan will open on a traditional calendar.

In addition, it was decided that there will be no boundary or calendar changes at Fox Hollow or Hayden Peak Elementary Schools for the 2017-18 school year.

No additional boundary or calendar changes will be considered for the 2017-18 school year.  For more info, please use the following links:

New Board of Education Members Take Oath of Office

New Board MembersThe Jordan School District Board of Education officially welcomed three new members on Tuesday night. Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherry Swensen administered the Oath of Office for Darrell Robinson (Precinct 1), Marilyn Richards (Precinct 4), and Bryce Dunford (Precinct 5). Current Board member Janice Voorhies was also sworn in for another four-year term. Friends and family members were on hand to congratulate them on their achievement and willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

The election of Board officers was also held with Janice Voorhies elected Board President, Matthew Young, Vice President and Jen Atwood, Secretary.

Congratulations!

Process Begins to Establish Boundaries for New Elementary Schools

New Creekside Elementary SchoolTwo new elementary schools are opening in the fall of 2017, one in Herriman and another in South Jordan

At the direction of the Jordan School District Board of Education, new boundaries are now being considered for the new schools. This necessitates potential boundary changes involving Butterfield Canyon, Daybreak, Eastlake, Herriman, Midas Creek, Silver Crest and Welby Elementary Schools.

Boundary changes are also being considered for Hayden Peak and Fox Hollow Elementary Schools, which would allow Fox Hollow to move to a traditional calendar.

Parents impacted by the potential boundary changes should have received information about the options. They are also encouraged to take our survey, which gives patrons the opportunity to provide feedback regarding boundary options before they are finalized.

For details about the boundary change process, options and to take the survey visit elementaryschoolboundary.com.