jordan school district http://kuer.org en Jordan School District Says Bond Failed Because of Misinformation, Low Turnout http://kuer.org/post/jordan-school-district-says-bond-failed-because-misinformation-low-turnout <p></p><p></p><p>The $495 million Jordan School District Bond failed to get the support of voters in Tuesday’s election.&nbsp; District officials say lower-than-expected voter turnout and misinformation killed it.&nbsp;</p><p>The latest tallies show only about 32 percent of voters favored the bond. The growing district is calling for eight new elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Steven Dunham is a spokesperson for the Jordan School District.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:16:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 37849 at http://kuer.org Jordan School District Says Bond Failed Because of Misinformation, Low Turnout Voters Decide Fate of Jordan District Bond Next Week http://kuer.org/post/voters-decide-fate-jordan-district-bond-next-week <p></p><p>Next Tuesday, voters in Jordan School District will choose to support or deny one of the largest bond measures in Utah history. Critics say it’s too much too soon. But a spokeswoman for the school district says the measure is nearly too little, too late.</p><p>Earlier this week, mayors in South Jordan, Riverton and Bluffdale published an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune condemning the size of the $495 million bond. And the Utah Taxpayers Association accused the district of refusing to commit to lower-cost construction.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 23:24:35 +0000 Whittney Evans 37514 at http://kuer.org Voters Decide Fate of Jordan District Bond Next Week Jordan School District Asking for $495 Million Bond http://kuer.org/post/jordan-school-district-asking-495-million-bond <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jordan School District is bursting at the seams. Schools there are growing at the rate of nearly two elementary schools a year. They’re growing so fast, that the Jordan School Board voted unanimously Tuesday for a bond measure that will make way for the construction of 11 new schools.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:47:50 +0000 Whittney Evans 33597 at http://kuer.org Jordan School District Asking for $495 Million Bond