The earth moving equipment has arrived and crews are already paving the way for new schools to be built thanks to passage of the 2016 Jordan School District bond.
At the location for a new high school in Herriman just north of Rosecrest Drive and east of the Mountain View Corridor (approximately 14100 S. 4800 West) site grading is now underway to clear the property for construction.
Similar work at the site of a new middle school in South Jordan (10200 S. 5200 West) will begin at the end of March.
Here are site plans and conceptual drawings for both new schools, which are subject to minor modifications.
For the latest updates and pictures as construction begins on our new schools visit our bond update page or you can select the bond icon found in the upper right hand side of the District website.
Dear Jordan School District Friends,
To everyone who helped provide for the current and future educational needs of children in our fast growing District by supporting our bond election, we express our sincere gratitude.
We would like to especially express our appreciation to the cities of West Jordan, South Jordan, Riverton, Herriman and Bluffdale for their tremendous support throughout this process.
In addition, we give thanks for the many organizations who have helped to get accurate information out to our stakeholders. We express our extreme appreciation to Friends of Jordan, PTA members, Jordan Education Foundation members, Jordan Education Association, Jordan Education School Professionals Association and our patrons. Thank you for your support and dedication to the understanding that our students are our collective future and for your investment in them.
Moreover, we thank our hard-working and loyal employees who have spent countless hours helping to educate voters. This kind of generosity is typical of people who put children first on a daily basis. It is an honor to work alongside of each of them.
To our voters, thank you for entrusting us with your tax dollars which we are committed to using wisely in providing a safe environment for learning. The ability to build new schools will impact our students, teachers, staff and communities for years to come. It will help Jordan School District continue to serve the educational needs of every child, every day as we welcome an additional 9,250 students into our schools over the next five years.
Again, we are grateful for your support and trust in Jordan School District. Thank you for helping us grow together!
With deep appreciation,
Jordan School District
The Salt Lake County Election’s Division continues to report low mail-in ballot turnout countywide. If you have not cast your mail-in ballot yet, you must have your ballot postmarked by midnight tonight, Monday, November 7. Remember, local post offices close at 6:30 p.m. The only location that will accept ballots until 11:59 p.m. is the Main Post Office located at 1760 W. 2100 South. You must mail you ballot in the lobby at that location. You can also drop your ballot off at the Drop Box Locations listed below or at Early Voting Centers until 7 p.m. tonight.
If you are waiting until Election Day or have not received a vote-by-mail ballot, you must go to a Voting Center on Tuesday to cast your ballot. Remember to bring a valid drivers license or other identification. There are 9 Election Day Voting Centers located in Jordan School District.
Information on Election Day Voting Centers
- Drop Box Locations:
- Herriman City Hall
- Riverton City Hall
- South Jordan City Hall
- West Jordan City Hall
- Early Voting Centers:
- Herriman UFA Station – 4850 W. 14620 South, 3–7 p.m.
- South Jordan Fire Station #2 – 4022 W. 10400 South, 3–7 p.m.
As people cast their ballots and mail them back, the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office is busy keeping track of voter turnout. According to the election officials, as of Friday, Oct. 28, 140,000 people throughout the county have voted and mailed in their ballots. There are about 496,000 active, registered voters countywide.
Election officials report the lowest voter turnout right now in the southwest quadrant of the county. They say typically 20% of mail-in ballots are returned by this time. There are 120,000 registered voters in Jordan School District and about 23,000 people have cast their ballots by mail. The following is turnout broken down by city:
- Bluffdale – 13%
- Copperton – 25%
- Herriman – 14%
- Riverton – 16%
- South Jordan – 17%
- West Jordan – 17%
We encourage everyone to exercise his or her right to vote. The proposed Jordan School District bond is Prop B located on the backside of the ballot.
- A postage-paid return envelope is provided.
- All BALLOTS MUST BE SIGNED in order for your vote to count.
- Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than November 7, the day before the election.
- Ballots can also be dropped off in person 24/7 until 8 p.m. on Election Night, November 8 at the following locations in Jordan School District:
For the most updated and accurate information about the proposed Jordan School District bond visit jordanbond.org. For general information about the election visit vote.utah.gov.
This bond will have an impact on charter schools because when tax revenues increase, charter school funding increases.
Charter schools receive the statewide average on funding. So, as school districts anywhere in the state increase tax revenues, including issuing bonds to build new schools, the statewide average of tax revenues increases. This, in turn means more money for charters and is called Local Replacement Funds.
Also, when bond money is available to build additional schools, the District has more seats available for students who may want to enroll in a charter for elementary school but come back to a District school for their secondary education.
As we plan for the future in building new schools, we take into consideration that charter schools may absorb some of the student growth and we plan accordingly.
At the end of the day, we all benefit from successful schools. Working side by side, District and charter schools alike can have a profound impact on young lives and the communities in which we live.