Monthly Meetings Allow Student Leaders to Spend Time with Superintendent & Board

dscn2006It is a chance for Student Body Officers from our District high schools to talk one-on-one with Superintendent Johnson and members of the Board of Education. Once a month, they meet for lunch and these bright student leaders share their thoughts, concerns and ideas on how to make their individual schools the best they can be, as well as the District as a whole.

At their first meeting of the year, each school’s Student Body President or representative talked about their theme for the 2016-17 school year and goals for student achievement in a welcoming environment. We applaud the hard work and dedication of the student leaders and their willingness to embrace this opportunity to engage with Superintendent Johnson and Board members. Best of luck Student Body Officers! We hope this is a year filled with success and memories to last a lifetime.

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Bond Fact Friday: Why Does the District Bond to Build New Schools?

General obligation bonds are used to build new schools in districts throughout the state because bonding costs less than other options like conventional loans or pay-as-you-go. However, there are other advantages to bonding when it comes to building new schools.

Zion’s Bank is advising the Jordan School District on it’s proposed $245 million bond. Managing Director of Zion’s Public Finance, Jon Bronson, took time to explain in this video.

Students Get Up-Close Lesson in Farming During ‘Ag Day’

Students learn about milk and dairy products at the Dairy Farmers of Utah DisplaySeveral thousand students boarded a school bus out of the city to experience first-hand what life is like on the farm. It is part of a special ‘7th Grade Agricultural Day’ where young people learned how agriculture is part of Utah and everyday life by experiencing what goes on in farming. There were farm animals and interactive activities provided by groups like the Utah Wool Growers, Pork Producers, Beef and Dairy Councils and the Wasatch Beekeepers Association. This was an opportunity for students to see that agriculture is science in action and they may consider a career in it someday.

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