Update On JEA Negotiations

The new single lane salary schedule has been ratified by the Jordan Education Association. The single lane proposal has always had increasing teacher pay and enhancing lifetime earnings as its primary goal. While the vast majority of teachers will be better off on the new salary schedule, because of current lane and step placement and/or based on personal circumstances, some teachers may prefer to remain on the old salary schedule.

Leadership from the Jordan Board of Education, Jordan District administration, and the Jordan Education Association have agreed on a plan to allow teachers to stay on the current salary schedule or elect to transition to the new single lane schedule depending on which choice best fits their needs. Details and deadlines for when employees need to make their decisions are still being determined.

Jordan School District Board of Education
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Jordan Parent University: Preventing Youth Suicide

Jordan Parent UniversityYou are invited to join us for the next Jordan Parent University on Thursday, April 20, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Riverton High School. The topic of this informational meeting will be ‘Preventing Youth Suicide.’ Dr. Gregory A. Hudnall will lead the discussion. He is the founder of HOPE4UTAH and is considered an expert in adolescent suicide prevention, intervention and postvention. All Jordan Parent University information meetings are free and open to the public.

New Board of Education Member Takes Oath of Office

New Board Member Tracy Miller takes oath of office from Sherry SwensonThe Jordan School District Board of Education officially welcomed Tracy Miller on Tuesday night. Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherry Swensen administered the Oath of Office. Mrs. Miller will represent District 3.

Friends, family and members of the community were on hand to congratulate and thank Tracy for her willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

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.