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Pride in our Facilities: Voters approve Jordan Public Schools (JPS) bond referendum.

Immediate Release - 04/12/23

Pride in our Facilities: Voters approve Jordan Public Schools (JPS) bond referendum.

Jordan Public Schools district residents voted in a preliminary count of 876 yes to 660 no to pass a bond referendum which allows the district to invest in Jordan Elementary School and safety and security at Jordan High School and Jordan Elementary School. 

Voters were asked one question, based on clear direction from the community on facility priorities, to approve $34,990,000 for all renovations and additions including: 

  • Enhancing the secure entrance at Jordan High School

  • Enhancing the secure entrance at Jordan Elementary School

  • The renovation of the 1970s section of Jordan Elementary School

  • Additions at Jordan Elementary School to include additional classrooms, new cafeteria/multipurpose space, a full gymnasium, expanded early learning spaces, windows, doors, restrooms, and more

A bond referendum that included a brand new elementary school building in 2019 did not pass. Leading up to this referendum, the School Board was committed to bringing forward a plan that focused on basic needs and critical top priorities for school district facility needs for safety and security, room for growth, and opportunities for our school community. 

“We are incredibly grateful to have so much community support for our students and their future,” noted Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson. “As we look to the future, we’re excited to be able to meet the needs of our growing community to ignite learning, innovation, and success for all.” 

The School Board hired architecture and design firm, ISG, pending a positive outcome for the bond referendum. ISG will spend the next few months in the design phase of the project and work closely with the school board, school district leadership, staff and community members to create building plans that will meet the needs of the school district community for years to come. Following the design phase, there will be a public bidding process for project construction. Construction for the project is anticipated to begin in Spring of 2024. Details and timelines will be shared on the school district website as more information becomes available.