Philosophy of Instruction Policy Open House

The Jordan School District Board of Education is seeking public input on possible revisions to Administrative Policy D200 Philosophy of Instruction. This policy is being merged with AA410 Controversial Issues.

The Board will hold an open house to receive input on Tuesday, August 30, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Riverton High in the school’s tech atrium. Riverton High School is located at 12476 S. Silverwolf Way (2700 West).


Truth in Taxation

The Jordan School District Board of Education will hold a Truth in Taxation hearing on Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. at Riverton High School to consider increasing taxes. This will be an opportunity for public comment on the tax increase.

  • Why Raise Taxes?
  • The money will be used for teacher and staff pay.
  • The money will provide additional supports for teachers in the classroom.
  • Property taxes are not adjusted for inflation and the District’s operating costs continue to rise each year.

The tax increase will amount to $43 per year per $100,000 home value. That is approximately $22 a month on a home valued at $600,000.

Jordan works hard to use resources efficiently and to provide a world-class education for students and a supportive work environment for all employees.

For more information about Truth in Taxation and facts about District finances, visit our Financial Facts from the Board of Education page.

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.

Financial Facts from the Board: Board Local Levy

Did you know the Jordan School District Board Local Levy is the third lowest in the state?
Of the 41 school districts in Utah, Jordan School District has the third lowest Board Local Levy. Only Wayne and Piute school districts are lower. The Board of Education is responsible for the Board Local Levy and is considering a rate increase.

Board Local Levy

Board Local Levy All Districts – Tax Year 2021

Board Local Levy

Board Local Levy – Tax Year 2021

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