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Construction begins on new South Jordan school

Posted at 9:54 PM, Mar 15, 2020

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Construction has begun on South Jordan’s newest school with even more schools in the works for the Daybreak area.

Construction officially began this week on Utah’s newest elementary school coming to the Daybreak area — which district leaders believe will help them to keep up with growth in the area.

“Jordan School District is the fourth largest school district in the state of Utah and grows tremendously — we grow at about the size of a middle school, every single year,” said Jordan School District Board of Education President Bryce Dunford.

Dunford said the new school will work to alleviate crowding at two neighboring schools – housing nearly 1,000 students.

“We anticipate it will open fairly full,” Dunford said.

Dunford said the new construction is being paid for by a ‘lease revenue bond,’ to keep the burden off taxpayers in the area.

A name has not been selected. Once the school is built and the boundaries have been set, the school district will ask the students who will be attending the school what they want the name to be.

The new elementary school is expected to open in the fall of 2021. Meanwhile, the district is planning to build several other schools — Dunford said the school district has land for two more elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.