Supercast Episode 141: Mountain Ridge High Student Competes on “American Ninja Warrior” TV Show

Superintendent with Tyler KurtzhalsHe will be running up warped walls, attempting notoriously difficult rope climbing and racing through gravity-defying obstacle courses.

On this episode of the Supercast we head to the gym with Mountian Ridge High School senior Tyler Kurtzhals. Tyler is training to become the next American Ninja Warrior on the TV show which premieres on Monday, June 6. Find out what it takes to make it as an elite athlete in an extremely difficult and demanding sport.


Financial Facts from the Board: Extra Funding from the State

Did you know the State gives extra funding to Districts like Jordan which have a smaller tax base per student?
This is money that comes from State equalization programs. The programs exist to ensure students have some minimal funding equity across school districts.

The State gives extra funding to district’s like Jordan. But even with the additional State funding we receive, Jordan is nearly lowest in the entire state in per student operations funding, just three districts are lower.

tax yield contributions per student

Estimated Voted/Board Local Tax Yields & State Contributions Per Student – All School Districts

Tax Yield Contributions Per Student

Estimated Voted/Board Local Tax Yields & State Contributions Per Student

Want to know more about how District Dollars are working for you?  Please visit our Financial Facts from the Board of Education page.

Summer Food Service Program: Free Meals for Kids 18-Years-Old and Younger

School Lunch Jordan School District is once again offering a Summer Food Service Program. This program provides nutritious meals free of charge for kids 18-years-old and younger from Monday, June 6 through Friday, August 5. ***There will be no meal service on July 4 and July 25.

  • Breakfast Service: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Service: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Locations:
    • Majestic Elementary School, 7430 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan
    • Heartland Elementary School, 1451 W. 7000 South, West Jordan
    • Oquirrh Elementary School, 7165 S. Paddington Road, West Jordan
    • Westvale Elementary School, 2300 W. 8660 South, West Jordan
    • Columbia Elementary School, 3505 W. 7800 South, West Jordan
  • Summer Food Service Program Flyer

Programa de servicio de alimentos de verano: comidas gratis para niños de 18 años y menores
El Distrito Escolar de Jordan ofrece una vez más un Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano. Este programa ofrece comidas nutritivas sin cargo para niños de 18 años y menores desde el lunes 6 de junio hasta el viernes 5 de agosto. ***No habrá servicio de comidas el 4 y el 25 de julio.

  • Servicio de Desayuno: 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Servicio de Almuerzo: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Ubicaciones:
    • Escuela Primaria Majestic, 7430 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan
    • Escuela Primaria Heartland, 1451 W. 7000 South, West Jordan
    • Escuela Primaria Oquirrh, 7165 S. Paddington Road, West Jordan
    • Escuela Primaria Westvale, 2300 W. 8660 Sur, West Jordan
    • Escuela Primaria Columbia, 3505 W. 7800 South, West Jordan

Congratulations 2022 Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Education Support Professionals!

We are proud to introduce this year’s incredible Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Education Support Professionals. The award recipients were nominated because of the amazing work they do each and every day, work that impacts student learning and success. These individuals foster a positive climate in our schools and help to change young lives with their dedication, love and support.

Thank you for always going above and beyond in the important work you do for students and our schools.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

  • Korbi Brey – Kauri Sue Hamilton School
  • Kristine Burge – Mountain Creek Middle School
  • Gabi Clayton – River’s Edge School
  • Maricarmen Garcia – Student Services
  • Amanda Hamblin – Special Education
  • Kim Hawkins – Sunset Ridge Middle School
  • Cari Minnesota – Office of Administrator of Schools
  • Kimberly Martensen – Oakcrest Elementary School
  • Marilyn Smith – Office of Administrator of Schools
  • Kim Stafford – Heartland Elementary School
  • Jerri Sume – Copper Canyon Elementary School

ESP Award Winners Posing for a Photo

Financial Facts from the Board: Tax Yield Per Student For Operations

Did you know the portion of the tax yield per student available for operations like utilities and teacher salaries in Jordan is near the bottom statewide?
Jordan School District’s yield is $982 per student, well below the state average tax yield per student, which is $2,115.

Estimated Voted & Board Local Tax Yield Per Student FY22

Estimated Voted & Board Local Tax Yield Per Student FY22

Want to know more about how District Dollars are working for you?  Please visit our Financial Facts from the Board of Education page.