2018 Legislative Priorities

The Utah 2018 Legislative Session begins on Monday, January 22, with a number of bills that will be debated impacting education.

Utah State Capitol BuildingThe Jordan School District Board of Education has determined priorities they would like lawmakers to address. Here is a summary.

  • High Quality Teachers – Student learning is our highest priority. We recognize that our teachers are the primary influence in successful students. We are continuing to look at teacher compensation to further develop a system to reward quality teachers.
  • Technology – Help us improve our digital learning environment by increasing funding for technology including professional development and technical support.
  • Classroom Funding – We want to get funding into the classroom where it can best impact student learning.
  • Additional Psychologists and Counselors – Support mental health initiatives for students by funding additional psychologists and counselors in our elementary schools.
  • Equalization – Support equalization legislation that creates greater property tax equity throughout the state to help all children.

Please join Jordan School District on Thursday, February 8, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. for a Legislative Forum at Elk Ridge Middle School in South Jordan. This is part of our Jordan Parent University. It is free and open to the public.