Supercast Episode 146: Talented Student on Fast Track to Achieving Dream of Becoming an Olympic Athlete

Dr. Godfrey standing with Ray Shim at the Utah Olympic Oval He is on a fast track to achieving his dream of one day competing in the Winter Olympics.

On this episode of the Supercast, we head to the Olympic Speedskating Oval in Kearns where Ray Shim, who just completed 9th grade at Mountain Creek Middle School, hits the ice for another grueling practice. Ray has already set a national record in short track speed skating and soon he will be competing in higher level races like the American Cup and World Cup trials as he strives to make his Olympic dreams come true.


July 5 Summer Study Session Update

The Jordan School District Board of Education will be holding a study session on Tuesday, July 5 at the South Jordan Public Safety Building Station 64, 5443 W. Lake Ave, South Jordan, UT. The study session begins at 2 p.m. The meeting will not be live streamed; however, an audio recording will be available the next day at jordandistrict.org/board/meetings

The July 5 Study Session agenda is now available on our Board meetings page. You can also use the following links to the printed and detailed agendas.

July 5 Board Meeting Printed Agenda

July 5 Board Meeting Detailed

 

Fitness, Fun and Friendship Building with Riverton Police and Oquirrh Hills Middle Students

Students exercise with officer Ash They are building on fitness and physical strength along with friendships at Oquirrh Hills Middle School this summer. The school has partnered with Riverton City and police to offer summertime group fitness and coordination classes for incoming 7th and 8th grade students. The free classes are an opportunity to come together, get fit and build relationships between students and law enforcement.

Thanks to everyone involved in this amazing summer opportunity, including Riverton City, Oquirrh Hills Middle School and Resource Officer Michael Ashley!

Try Subtraction for Enhanced Wellness

Wellness Wednesday LogoToday’s wellness tip is a review of some simple math.

While there is no exact formula for improving our sense of wellness, sometimes it’s helpful to try a new method to solve life’s problems, just like a math problem that you might get stuck on.

The list of things to add to improve your wellness can be fairly easy to come up with: a little bit of exercise, more nutritious foods, time in the sun, practicing gratitude, meditation… you get the idea.

However, sometimes our wellness is a problem of subtraction, rather than addition. More stillness and contentment can often be achieved by removing something rather than adding. Removing social media or screen time that creates stress and distracts from important relationships, removing expenses or activities that are too much to manage, removing a meeting or appointment from your schedule that drains your energy; there are lots of examples of things that can be removed in modern life.

If you feel overwhelmed or stressed, it might be time to try subtraction and see if that can improve your overall wellness.

Financial Facts from the Board: Certified Tax Rates & Truth in Taxation

Do you know how Utah’s property tax system works?
In Utah, property tax rates adjust each year so the taxing entity will receive the same total tax proceeds it received in the prior year, except for any new property developments. This means that as property values increase, the property tax rate decreases so the resulting tax revenue is the same as the prior year. Only new developments that were not on the tax rolls in the prior year yield new property tax dollars for a taxing entity. No adjustments are made for inflation. The county auditor and the State Tax Commission calculate this tax rate and it is called the Certified Tax Rate. Governing bodies, such as the Board of Education, may increase the tax rate from the Certified Tax Rate only if they go through a process called Truth in Taxation. Truth in Taxation requires the entity to hold a public hearing to provide an opportunity for residents to comment on the proposal before an increase may occur.

The Jordan School District Board of Education is holding a Truth in Taxation hearing on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. at Riverton High School.

Jordan is one of a handful of districts in the State that has had just one Truth in Taxation since 2011.

Number of Truth in Taxation Hearings 2011-2021

Number of Truth in Taxation Hearings 2011-2021

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