Board Seeks Public Input on Proposed West Jordan Data Center EDA

Members of the Board of Education are seeking public input before making a final decision on a proposed West Jordan City Economic Development Area (EDA) for a Data Center on property located at approximately 6800 West Old Bingham Highway. The Board had a lengthy discussion on the proposed tax break during a public meeting on Tuesday night, but decided to take one more week before voting on the EDA. In that time, they want to hear from patrons, parents and other constituents. If you have an opinion you would like to share, please contact the Board member representing your precinct. Please visit our Board member page for contact information.

Coach, Teacher, Mentor and Friend, Rick Bojak is Honored by Board of Education

IMG_1570He lives his life as a role model and inspiration to young people throughout the state of Utah, teaching them to always fight hard to be their best. Now, Rick Bojak is in the fight of his life, battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).

On Tuesday, the Jordan School District Board of Education honored Coach Bojak for his years of service dedicated to students, athletes and education. He has a long list of accomplishments as beloved teacher, a varsity receivers coach at the University of Utah and as head football coach at Brighton, Jordan and West Jordan High Schools. He is a motivational speaker and former president of the Jordan School District Board of Education.

In retirement, Coach Bojak has donated his time weekly teaching P.E. to elementary school students, not allowing the wheelchair he now uses to stop him.

In appreciation for all you have done and continue to do for children and educators, Rick Bojak, we use your own words and say “THANKS A MILLION”!

 

Important Taxpayer Information: Proposed 2016 Bond

Let's Grow Together - 2016 Bond InfoThe Board of Education has asked staff to move forward planning for a proposed $245 million bond for the November 2016 general election. Please visit our special bond website at jordanbond.org. We encourage all parents and taxpayers to contact us through the bond website with questions so we can respond with accurate information. There is also a bond hotline you can call at 801-567-8705.

Here are a few Fast Facts about the bond:

  • The amount of the proposed bond is $245 million
  • The proposed bond is for 6 new schools, which includes rebuilding West Jordan Middle
  • The average homeowner will pay $16.80 more per year
  • Within a few years, taxes for the bond will gradually go back down to below what you are paying today
  • 9,251 new students are projected to enroll in the District by the 2021-22 school year

Congratulations to Our Retirees!

IMG_1430They have collectively served more than 2,600 years in various roles supporting children and education in Jordan School District throughout the years. Now 117 dedicated employees are looking forward to a different future, as they move into retirement. We want to thank these men and woman for all their hard work and accomplishments and wish them well in the years ahead. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page.

Board Adopts Resolution Supporting Utah College Application Weeks

IMG_0917They are two weeks specifically set aside to help high school students step up and fill out college applications. Utah College Application Weeks are an important reminder to all students, “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” The Jordan School District Board of Education adopted a proclamation supporting this effort, encouraging students to be career and college ready. District high schools will participate in a variety of ways from Nov. 9 – 20 with the help of school counselors, faculty, support professionals and parent volunteers.