After months of extensive work and collaboration, members of the Board of Education and city leaders have committed to an interlocal agreement. The agreement is designed to increase communication and cooperation among the parties involved. South Jordan and West Jordan have already approved the interlocal agreement, along with the Board of Education. The move is an effort to avoid a District division. Here is the latest local news coverage. ★
A big congratulations to Career and Technical Education Director, Jason Skidmore, for being chosen as the National Administrator of the Year for Career and Technical Education. The award was presented by Family Career and Community Leaders of America, (FCCLA) during the group’s annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Skidmore competed against CTE Directors from every state in the nation. He was chosen, in part, for his dedication and support of CTE programs, his encouragement for students and advisors and development of business and industry partnerships. Jason Skidmore has also been nominated to the FCCLA National Board of Directors. We are extremely proud to have Jason Skidmore working with students in Jordan School District. Enjoy a short video of his award presentation. ★
Members of the Board of Education have given their unanimous approval supporting an interlocal cooperation agreement with the cities served by the Jordan School District in an effort to stop a district split. A final version of the agreement will be ready for the Board to sign today and then it will be sent to the South Jordan City council for review at its meeting on Wednesday. Here is the Salt Lake Tribune’s report on the agreement. ★
It is a special day in Jordan School District as we welcome back thousands of year-round students, faculty and staff at 22 elementary schools. It was even more significant for everyone at the brand new Blackridge Elementary in Herriman which is opening its doors for the very first time. Many of the 1,100 students attending Blackridge were escorted to school by their parents who wanted to get a first hand look at the new building and playgrounds outside. Principal Steve Giles greeted everyone at the door as the day began. There are still some finishing touches that have to be made at the school. Work continues on the HVAC, gym, cafeteria and north parking areas but classes are now in session with a very excited team of teachers who have been waiting for this day for a long time. Good luck to all our year-round schools and have a fantastic 2014-15 year! Enjoy a photo gallery of the first day at Blackridge on our Facebook page. ★
Amber Barron just graduated with honors from Riverton High where she developed a love for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Amber hopes her love of STEM will one day land her a job at NASA. This bright young lady is well on her way after developing STEM based curriculum that will be used throughout Jordan School District. Take a look at her amazing story reported by KUTV.
- KUTV 2 News