This morning I attended the JEF Board Meeting. Interim Superintendent, Dave Stoddard, talked about Jordan District's support of Promises to Keep and the Prosperity 2020 ideas that came out of the Education Excellence Summit 2010: partnerships for Educational Success. He discussed the hold on UBSCT for two years and how Jordan District received around $50,000 in a block grant from the State Legislature to pay for the cost of giving the EXPLORE to eighth graders, the PLAN to sophomores, and the ACT to juniors throughout the District. The total cost is around $150,000. Jordan believes the ongoing use of these tests can give teachers data to help students find their career path. Jordan will apply if another grant is offered.
JEF is holding their annual fundraising breakfast on Wednesday, February 23 at 7:45 a.m. at the Gathering Place a Gardner Village. If you know someone who lives or owns a business in Jordan District who may be interested in helping the Foundation raise money which goes to teachers through grants and students through scholarships, please let me know so I can invite them to this event.