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.

West Jordan Middle School Hosts Community Health Fair

Health Fair PosterThe community is invited to attend a University of Utah Health Fair focusing on diabetes prevention for children. This is a kick-off event for the “Crush Diabetes” program, which will be happening statewide over the next three years. Parents and children will learn about the life-long benefits of healthy eating and being physically active.

There will be free dinner, pictures with the U of U mascot, Swoop, dental resources, nutrition games and other activities, along with an educational film about diabetes.

This event is free and open to the public.

  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 – 8 p.m.
  • West Jordan Middle School, 7550 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan