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South Jordan considers splitting from Jordan School District
Schools » Separation in 2009, which resulted in the Canyons district, cost taxpayers millions.

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"I think we’re getting better results out of our classrooms," Seghini said. "... To me that’s a big deal."

She cautioned, however, that Jordan’s west side residents will never forgive the cities that parted ways with Jordan because the west side didn’t get to vote on the split.

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Newton said Monday he was one of those west side residents who initially didn’t understand the split years ago. But his perspective changed once he joined the South Jordan city council, he said.

"You did the right thing," Newton said, "and I appreciate you for having the courage to do it."

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