Friday, September 20, 2013

The Scoop on the Proposed Bond

November 5th is quickly approaching and we want you to be as informed as possible about the proposed Jordan School District bond. This bond, if passed, will not only pay for new schools to be built, but also air conditioning and safety upgrades for all our schools. There is a great information site that should help answer most of your questions--click here to learn more.

The growth in our District has been huge, and it will continue due to the residential building that is quickly happening in our cities. If the bond doesn't pass the alternative ideas include year around school for elementary and middle schools, more portables, pocket busing, boundary changes and a split school schedule where some students will attend from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m and others from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. (this is an example not the actual schedule times.) If the bond is passed, these are alternative ideas which the District leaders will have to choose from to handle the current issues facing us.

How much will it cost you? $10/ $100,000 of your home's value. If you live in a home with a value of $250,000 you will pay $25 more each month or $300 a year. While most of us are not looking forward to an increase, the bond will provide a lot of necessities, enabling our students to get the best education possible at our schools.

Mike Anderson from the District will also be attending our October 4th PTO meeting. The meeting starts at 9:15 a.m. in the faculty room. Please plan on attending if you have questions. There are also many local meetings that the District is holding to help voters understand the bond.

  • West Jordan High School
    Tues. Oct. 1, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Copper Hills High School
    Wed. Oct. 2, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Riverton High School
    Thurs. Oct. 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Bingham High School
    Wed. Oct. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Daybreak Community Center
    Wed. Oct. 16, 6 – 7:30 p.m.


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