Oct. 26, 2021 Board Meeting Summary

Celebrating West Jordan High School
Macy Dulgarian, Student Body President, said this year the West Jordan High School theme is “Heart of a Champion,” and sports teams are all proving to be great examples of champions this year. She said one thing students love about WJHS is all the opportunities to get involved in activities and clubs like DECA, FBLA and HOSA. Macy said there are also new clubs at the school like the Fashion Club and True Crime Club. A goal for student body officers this school year is to unite the student body in ways they have never seen before. The school also takes great pride in work being done in the classroom, with the new IB program at WJHS and with the significant increase in student interest in the Sterling Scholars program.

Superintendent’s Report
Dr. Anthony Godfrey, Superintendent of Schools, recognized members of the Elk Meadows Elementary School 5th grade team. The team is finding a great deal of success implementing the District’s new literacy program filling the holes, gaps and needs of students who may be struggling to read. Superintendent Godfrey thanked the team for their passion, dedication and hard work in caring deeply for making sure students are prepared for what is next in their education. The teachers expressed excitement about the amazing progress students are making in the new literacy program.

The Superintendent talked about the addition of Unified Sports in some Jordan District schools and how excited he is about expanded opportunities for students of all abilities to work and compete together. He said the District is looking to grow the program thanks to donors with the Jordan Education Foundation.

Special Business Items
The Board approved revisions to Administrative Policy AA419 Student Conduct and Dress and revisions to Board Policy GP111 Types of Meetings.

  • Patron Comments
  • Mercedes Grindstaff, a parent, expressed frustration over the Second Step program being taught in Jordan School District.
  • Shannon Galladay, a parent, said she is concerned about what is being taught in our schools like CRT, Second Step and social emotional learning.
  • Eric Perkins, a teacher, said he is grateful to the Board for standing up for social emotional learning in schools. He said students need to know that schools are a safe, inclusive environment. 
  • Board Comments
  • Tracy Miller recognized the Language and Cultural Services team for their successful Fall Family Fair held at JATC South, which she attended and said was fantastic. She also attended the Wasatch Front Invitational saying it is a busy time of year for the District’s marching bands. Ms. Miller also attended the Unified Sports soccer tournament at Rio Tinto stadium where athletes of different abilities competed side by side on the playing field. She reported that Bingham High School took home a medal. Ms. Miller reported the Jordan Education Foundation will host Christmas for Kids on December 11 this year and they are looking for volunteer chaperones and donations to support the event.
  • Jen Atwood reported the next LEAC meeting will be held on January 26.
  • Matt Young congratulated the Riverton High School girls’ soccer team for winning the State Championship title.
  • Darrell Robinson spent time at Copper Mountain Middle School during their Reality Town Day which he said was great. He also met with Blackridge Elementary School kindergarten teachers to address concerns and determine how the teachers can be better supported.

Closed, Study Session
In closed session, Board members discussed personnel, property, potential litigation, security and negotiations.  In open session the Board discussed a potential bond election, a proposed update to Administrative Policy DP380 Maternity/Parent Leave and student recognition and Board communications. They also discussed potential revisions to Board Policy GP110 Public Participation in Board Meetings and potential revisions to Board Policy GP109 Construction of the Agenda.

– Sandy Riesgraf, Director of Communications

  1. Study Session – Open Meeting – Video 1: 1:39
    1. Comprehensive Guidance Report – Video 1: 2:21
    2. Board Discussion on Potential Bond Election in 2022 – Video 1: 3:07
    3. Proposed Update to Administrative Policy DP380 Maternity/Parent Leave – Video 1: 1:07:08
    4. Student Recognitions and Board Communications in Board Meetings – Video 1: 1:08:25
    5. Discussion on Potential Revisions to Board Policy GP110 Public Participation at Board Meetings – Video 1: 1:48:40
    6. Discussion on Potential Revisions to Board Policy GP109 Construction of the Agenda – Video 3: 1:58
    7. Further discussion on Bingham bid for fundraising for baseball improvements – Video 3: 16:39

  1. General Session – Open Meeting – Video 2: 1:04
    1. Pledge of Allegiance – Video 2: 1:59
    2. Reverence – Video 2: 3:51
    3. Presentation – Celebrating West Jordan High School – Video 2: 6:21
    4. Resolutions of Appreciation – Video 2: 12:32
    5. Recognitions – Video 2: 13:25
    6. Superintendent’s Recognitions – Video 2: 17:35
  2. General Business – Approve Consent Agenda – Video 2: 32:34
    1. Minutes
  3. General Business – Accept Consent Agenda – Video 2: 33:05
    1. Expenditures
    2. Financial Statements
    3. Personnel – Licensed and Education Support Professionals
    4. Certificates for Home Instruction
    5. Non-compliance Repor
  4.  Bids – Video 2: 33:42
    1. Board of Education – Financial Advisor and Bond Election Services
    2. Board of Education – Bond Counsel Legal Services
    3. Bingham High School – Baseball Facilities
  5. Public Comments – Video 2: 1:06:16
    1. Comments by Elected Officials
    2. Patron Comments
  6. Special Business Items – Video 2: 1:16:17
    1. Recommendation to Approve Proposed Revisions to Administrative Policy AA419 Student Conduct and Dress – Video 2: 1:16:23
    2. Recommendation to Approve Proposed Revisions to Board Policy GP111 Types of Meetings – Video 2: 1:26:05
    3. Consideration to Proceed with Potential Bond for 2022 – Video 2: 1:27:35
  7. Information Items – Video 2: 1:46:21
    1.  Superintendent’s Report
  8. Discussion Items – Video 2: 1:49:27
    1. Committee Reports and Comments by Board Members
  9. Adjourn – Video 2: 1:56:37
    1. Motion to Adjourn to Closed Session

  1. Potential Closed Session
    1. Character and Competence of Individuals (Personnel)
    2. Property
    3. Potential Litigation
    4. Negotiations
    5. Security

Board of Education
Tracy J. Miller, President – Precinct 3
Bryce Dunford, First Vice President – Precinct 5
Marilyn Richards, Second Vice President – Precinct 4
Jen Atwood, Member – Precinct 7
Niki George, Member – Precinct 6
Darrell Robinson, Member – Precinct 1
Matthew Young, Member – Precinct 2