Virtual Learning Day on Wednesday, February 22

Winter Weather Warning IconDue to a major winter storm warning, and recommendations from the National Weather Service and UDOT, Wednesday, February 22, will be a virtual learning day for all students in Jordan School District.

All schools and offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 22.

There will be no in-person learning in our schools on Wednesday. No meals, no preschool, and no daycare will be provided. Teachers will be available to meet with students virtually between 10 a.m. and noon. Schools will communicate how to best connect with teachers and will share any additional schedule information.

Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held virtually or by phone on Wednesday, February 22. Conferences will NOT be held in person on Wednesday. More information will be provided by your school or teacher.

The District will make an announcement regarding the status of Wednesday after-school and extracurricular activities by 1 p.m. that day.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Student and staff safety is our top priority.

Debido a una importante advertencia de tormenta invernal y recomendaciones del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional y UDOT, El miércoles 22 de febrero será un día de aprendizaje virtual para todos los estudiantes del Distrito Escolar de Jordan.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas estarán cerradas el miércoles 22 de febrero.

No habrá aprendizaje en persona en nuestras escuelas el miércoles. No se proporcionarán comidas, preescolar ni guardería. Los maestros estarán disponibles para reunirse con los estudiantes virtualmente entre las 10 am y el mediodía. Las escuelas comunicarán cómo conectarse mejor con los maestros y compartirán cualquier información adicional sobre el horario.

Las conferencias de padres y maestros de primaria se llevarán a cabo virtualmente o por teléfono el miércoles 22 de febrero. Las conferencias NO se llevarán a cabo en persona el miércoles. Su escuela o maestro le proporcionarán más información.

El Distrito hará un anuncio sobre el estado de las actividades extracurriculares y después de la escuela de los miércoles a la 1 p. m. de ese día.

Gracias por su comprensión y apoyo. La seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal es nuestra principal prioridad.

Election of Officers and Oath of Office for Board of Education Members

Current Board member Tracy Miller (District 3), along with new Board members Brian Barnett (District 2) and Lisa Dean (District 7) officially took the Oath of Office and were sworn in for a four-year term Tuesday evening. Salt Lake County Clerk Lannie Chapman administered the Oath. Friends, family, local elected officials and members of the community were on hand to congratulate the Board members on their election and willingness to serve on behalf of Jordan School District.

The election of Board officers was also held with Tracy Miller elected Board President, Niki George, First Vice President, and Darrell Robinson, Second Vice President.


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).

2022 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.