Governor Herbert Helps Break Ground for New Elementary School and Ceremonially Signs Important Education Legislation

Governor Herbert breaks ground with kids from Sunset Ridge Middle School Jordan School District was honored to have Governor Gary Herbert on hand for a very special celebration. The Governor joined State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Sydnee Dickson, the Jordan School District Board of Education, Superintendent Patrice Johnson, community leaders, lawmakers, parents, the Sunset Ridge Middle School choir and educators for the official groundbreaking marking construction of a new elementary school in west, West Jordan. The elementary is one of seven new schools the District will open in the next two years in order to keep up with growth. The new school in West Jordan will open in the 2020-21 school year.

Before Governor Herbert picked up a shovel to help break ground for the new elementary school, he conducted the ceremonial signing of several major education bills passed by the 2019 legislature. The ceremonial signing included:

  • H.B. 120 School Safety Amendments
  • H.B. 227 Computer Science Grant Act
  • H.B. 260 Access Utah Promise Scholarship Program
  • H.B. 373 Student Support Amendment
  • H.C.R. 14 Concurrent Resolution Encouraging High Expectations for Students with Disabilities

Thank you to Governor Herbert, lawmakers, our parents and patrons for their support of Jordan School District and public education! It was a beautiful day to celebrate and enjoy beautiful music from our talented Sunset Ridge Middle School choir.