Recent figures from the Utah State Office of Education indicate that Jordan School District spends less than any other district in the State to educate a child. With Jordan’s high graduation rates, 84 percent, and higher than average Advanced Placement testing scores, taxpayers are getting a great return on their investment (perhaps the best in the nation).
Jordan’s overall cost per student is $5,645, the lowest in the state. Utah spends less than any other state in the nation, so does this make Jordan the lowest in the nation? Either way, Jordan’s taxpayers are winning big. ★
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is spreading throughout Jordan School District as more and more employees take the plunge for a good cause. Take a look at the latest participants and nominees. ★
Governor Gary Herbert is offering all residents the opportunity to weigh in on Utah Core Standards in Math and English Language Arts by participating in an online survey. Your feedback will be reviewed by the Governor, higher education professionals and other stakeholders. Here is a link to the survey: http://utah.gov/governor/standards/. ★
With the opening of traditional elementary and middle schools, all students are now back in class in Jordan School District for what we hope will be a successful year. Heartland and Majestic Elementary schools are participating in an exciting new “Turnaround School” project with an intense focus on accountability and success. These schools are decorated with reminders that every child can achieve and strive for higher education at colleges anywhere in the country. Teachers in the schools are shining examples that if you work hard, you will find success. Welcome back everyone, let’s make 2014–15 a school year to remember. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★
It began with principals and teachers taking the plunge in the Ice Bucket Charity Challenge to benefit ALS research. That led to Jordan School District Superintendent, Dr. Patrice Johnson and area administrators being nominated to participate. They did so in style dressed in suits and ties as students and other school leaders dumped buckets of ice water on them. We are very proud of Superintendent Johnson, Dr. Anthony Godfrey, Teri Timpson, Mike Anderson and Brad Sorensen for stepping up to help in the fight against ALS. Enjoy a photo gallery on our Facebook page. ★