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Second city considers split from Jordan School District

West Jordan, along with South Jordan, considers breaking away from the school district after a previous pricey split.

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"Those are basic governance issues that every school district ought to be doing … and they’re not doing them," Newton said Tuesday. "We just want the basics in administering the school district and keeping costs low for everybody."

Newton said if the district is able to give the city everything it asks for in the resolution, city leaders will likely not be in favor of a split. And if South Jordan abandons its talk of dividing, West Jordan would also likely drop the issue, McConnehey said.

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West Jordan to discuss possible split

The West Jordan City Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility of pursuing a feasibility study for a possible split from the Jordan School District at its meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at 8000 S. Redwood Road, in council chambers on the third floor.

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Osborn said Tuesday the district board is working on answering the South Jordan resolution. The board held a meeting on Thursday to discuss the issues.

"Many of the things that they had brought up, we’re doing it in one form or another anyway," Osborn said. "We’ve looked at the suggestions. We have discussed them. We’re working on incorporating some of their ideas."

Osborn said the district expects to have a response ready by the end of the month.

"I think we’ll be able to answer each of their points," Osborn said. "As to the satisfaction level, that’s up to them."

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