"If we are going to incur this much debt, it needs to be for things that are
bare bones, essential and crucial, not for building really extravagant, sort of
new age schools,” Really? If the district is asking for a lot
of money, I would want really nice schools. When your arguments sound so flawed,
why should I listen? If you want to demonstrate that 1) The district can get by
with existing buildings, then prove it. 2) If you want to demonstrate that good
schools can be built for less money, then prove it. Why should I take your word
for it, Weist?
Why didn't the reporter call Jordan District for a response?
Normally I am against anything raising property taxes etc. In this case we need
this. West Jordan Middle needs to be replaced. We need more schools soon or
there will be a lot of over crowding soon. I am amazed on how many portable
classrooms are at schools in Jordan district, some have so many I am surprised
there is a playground left. In return for this bond Jordan needs to cut expenses
at the District Admin level, they do not need the whole shopping center on 7800
S and Redwood and another building off Jordan Landing Blvd. Before the split
they had a much smaller building in Sandy. Why is it the district was cut by
approx 40% and yet the Admin wasn't cut by that much?
Anyone voting against more money for our schools simply doesn't understand
the problem.There is no better place to spend my money than on the
education of our populous.What I'm mad about is why aren't they
getting more money? Our schools are grossly underfunded. This money will help,
but it still doesn't even come close to solving the problem.
Seems like a very slanted, one-sided article to me. Your biases are showing
again, Deseret News.
It is true that there is 1 underutilized school in West Jordan and that issue is
being considered by the district in their planning. But a few empty classrooms
in one school will not house the 12,480 additional new students anticipated in
the next 5 years. It also does not help the schools in Herriman that are out of
space to add any more portables or the schools in South Jordan whose faculty
rooms have already been converted into classrooms. Then there are the middle
schools where kids cannot carry backpacks because the halls are too crowded. The
district is bulging at the seams and is in desperate need of additional
buildings to accommodate future growth.
im willing to pay more. the first sign of the end of country is not maintaing
roads and education. we have a huge younger population in this state. its not
just for our kids, its for kids in the future. at least when the spend on
buildings you see something for your money. we never see anything from corporate
welfare. not growing food and getting paid for it is horrible.
Would those who oppose this bond like it if their children were bused long
distances to attend these underutilized schools? Should we scrap the
neighborhood school tradition?
Come visit the school in West Jordan where I teach - mice, ants, earwigs,
cockroaches, spiders, flies, gross, gross, gross.
Birder it sounds like the district should bring in an exterminator.
They occasionally put a bit of bug spray down, but don't do anything else
about the problem.