Students Should be Central to School Board Decisions [The Hub Debate]

This is a Hub Debate on the role of boards of education. For more background, read this.  Participate in the comments or submit a response for publication to UtahPoliticoHub@gmail.com. The question is: “Who do you think the board should serve? Parents? Students? Why? Students should be at the center of every decision made by a state or local school board.  Educating students and preparing them to be productive members of society should be at the forefront of the work of school boards.  School boards should ensure that all students have the opportunity to learn…

South Jordan City District Split Talks

As you have seen in the news, South Jordan City has decided to move forward with a feasibility study about splitting from Jordan District.  A flyer with inaccurate information was distributed over the weekend.  We need to be educators of the public about the harm that will come to students should another split occur! As Jordan Education Association (JEA) President, I have attended nearly every open study session and school board meeting over the last four years.  Based on my experience, I can also speak to some of the misinformation in the flyer. “Jordan School District…