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Please remember to visit to learn more about proposed boundary changes in Jordan School District and to complete the survey. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Oct. 19 at midnight. The Board of Education will be holding a public hearing regarding the proposed boundary changes on Oct. 23 at Riverton High School beginning at 4 p.m. Public comment will be taken at the meeting and boundary survey results will be presented throughout the evening and posted online by 5:30 p.m. A final vote on boundary changes is scheduled for Nov. 13.

Please visit for the latest updates.

In partnership with USBE and support from the Governor’s Office of Education, the Utah Teacher Fellows are collecting data on Equity in Utah Classrooms to inform state and local ESSA plans, particularly related to requirement #4 in the ESSA law.

Teacher input is required for developing state and district ESSA plans and we will be happy to provide disaggregated data for Jordan School District, if enough teachers from the District participate.

The survey is 12 multiple-choice questions and only takes a few minutes.  It was designed with input from USBE.

The closing date is Oct. 31 and is currently open.

USBE is also planning to develop a toolkit of PD resources tailored to meet teacher needs based on feedback from teachers through this survey and the focus groups we are running concurrently with the online data collection.  We hope this will be beneficial to teachers in our district and across the state.  We also hope teacher input will help district leaders craft an equity plan that meets the needs of our students.

Dear Valued Educator:

The Utah State Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Teacher Salary Supplement Program (TSSP) Service Site application submission is available October 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 .

Before you submit an application at the TSSP Service Site, please review the Utah State Board of Education website regarding the program details and legislation.  To participate, you are responsible to know and understand the TSSP Terms and Conditions and the Program Qualifications. Additional information is available at Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) .

TSSP Bonus:
This year’s new legislation welcomes our valued teachers in Special Education! All eligible educators must log into the TSSP Service Site between October 1st and April 30th and click on 2019 Application button. Review your application details to confirm that you have met all legislative requirements for the TSSP Program prior to submitting. (It is recommended to set an annual reminder to submit your application each program year.)

It is vital that you closely review your CACTUS information to verify that all assignments, assignment percentages, endorsement(s) and degrees have been accurately posted and immediately report any data errors to your LEA’s Human Resources or CACTUS administrator. All changes to CACTUS will immediately update in the TSSP application.

Corrections/updates for degrees  must be submitted with original transcripts  to the USBE. Please follow the Transcript Submission Policy found on the USBE website at

National Board for Professional Teacher Standards (NBPTS):
Educators holding a current NBPTS certification and working in a classroom assignment  must apply each program year to receive the NBPTS bonus. (This bonus runs independently of the traditional TSSP Bonus). NBPTS educators can also receive an additional bonus if they are assigned to a Title 1 school. The NBPTS bonus (and Title 1 eligibility) is calculated and paid automatically at the end of the program year.

Educators who obtain or renew their NBPTS certification can also submit for NBPTS Fee Reimbursement. Reimbursement steps and application are found at

To apply to the program, go to the TSSP Service Site at . First-time participants will select “Register an Account” and returning teachers can select “Login” to submit or review an application. Applications can be submitted any time between October 1st and April 30th of the program year. Applications can be monitored for activity and payment status throughout the program year.

If you have any questions not addressed on the USBE website, please contact the TSSP Program Specialist at or directly to 801-538-7580.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to provide education excellence to every Utah student!

Jane Conway
TSSP Program Specialist
Tel: 801.538.7580 | Fax: 801-538.7973 |E-mail :

Canned StuffClever Octopus is holding a Warehouse Sale.

    Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Oct. 19, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

175 W 2100 South | Entrance in alley | follow the signs from 2100 South

Clever Octopus has over 30,000 pounds of materials for sale for you to explore, all at affordable prices.

Whether you need supplies for school or you’re preparing for Halloween costumes, fall crafts, and handmade holidays, or you just want to grab some bulk items for a new project, this is your first stop for stocking up.
(See below for a list of some of the materials you'll find at the sale)

Clever Octopus has what you need to succeed:

  • Over 300 16x22 used canvases (bulk pricing available)!
  • A pallet of colorful assorted 5 yard rolls of ORACAL 631 & 651 adhesive vinyl!
  • Build your Classroom Library with books, books, books!
  • Organize classroom supplies with plastic drawers!
  • Useful classroom tools: staplers, tape, clips, binders, scissors, rulers, folders, markers, pens, pencils, hole punches, and more!
  • Fabric scraps by the pound!
  • Specialty papers, stamps, paint, patches, and ribbons!

Calling all heroes! All teachers, military and first responders NEVER pay for oil changes at Riverton Chevrolet!

Riverton Chevrolet wants to do something special for our Everyday Heroes, men and women who put commitment and sacrifice before self.

To show our appreciation, all teachers, active duty military and veterans, and first responders who purchase their new vehicle at Riverton Chevrolet, will NEVER PAY FOR OIL CHANGES as long as you own the vehicle!

Just ask for a sales associate for more details.

To you, our Everyday Heroes, Riverton Chevy says, thank you.

Military, Teachers & First Responders Never Pay for Oil Changes

Five new schools will be opening in Jordan School District in the 2019-20 school year and an additional new school will be opening in 2020-21.

The new schools bring plenty of new job opportunities. Some jobs for the new high school in Herriman are currently posted. We encourage you to be aware of the openings and check the following website on a regular basis.

Please visit to view the openings and to apply.

Utah Retirement Systems is offering informational webinars regarding your retirement benefits.

Gaze into your retirement future Gaze Into Your Retirement Future

Would you like to know how you can "predict" what income you will have in retirement? Learn how to glance into your retirement future by using URS Calculators.

October 16, Noon » Register Now

Understanding your tier 2 choice Tier 2 Choice

If you’re within the first year on the job, you’ve got a big decision for your financial future. This webinar will help you understand your retirement choice between the Tier 2 Hybrid Retirement System and the Tier 2 401(k) Only Plan.

November 1, 4 p.m. » Register Now

Books, a graduation cap and an appleThe Human Resources Department is pleased to announce the College & University Information Fair.

Representatives from the following colleges / universities will be presenting information to all participating educators interested in pursuing graduate level programs.

All current JSD Teachers interested in expanding their education level are encouraged to attend!

(*online programs are available)

  • Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Time: 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Auxiliary Services Building – Auditorium (north end) 7905 S. Redwood Road, West Jordan

Participating Colleges & Universities include:

  • American College of Education
  • Argosy University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Columbia University
  • Concordia University
  • DeVry University
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Lesley University
  • Southern Utah University
  • University of Utah
  • Utah State University
  • Utah Valley University
  • Weber State University
  • Western Governors University
  • Westminster College

Walk This Way Wellness Challenge & Workout Warrior Flyers. See PDF for full text.

This month’s Wellness Challenge and Workout Warrior both focus on walking. “Walk This Way” will encourage you to “STEP” up to fitness and get walking!

Employees who sign up will receive weekly emails while tracking their walking. You can then use your October step totals to enter a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card.

All school or school district employees who become a new Costco member between 8/1/18 to 9/30/18.

Offer details:

  • Purchase a $60 Membership Activation Certificate (MAC) on secured website.
  • Available to purchase - 8/1/18 to 9/30/18
  • Warehouse onsite and walk-ins: awareness code 23341
  • Member receives NMP Coupons plus a $20 Costco Cash Card in mail together

REAL MONARCHS are offering up to 4 free student tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket to games on Sept. 29 and Oct. 3.

To Purchase Visit: Enter Promo Code: JORDAN 

***Zions Bank Stadium is easily accessed via the Mountain View Corridor, just south of 13400 S, and boasts incredible sightlines, great seats with unmatched proximity to the field, and family-friendly food and beverage prices.

In a recent edition of JEM, employees were informed that with the beginning of the new school year comes new pay rates along with new insurance premiums.

To clarify, insurance premiums are not going up.

This message was shared to encourage all employees to log in to Employee Access and review their personal information for accuracy. For employees who participated in Open Enrollment and made CHANGES to their insurance plans, premiums may be different.

  • Help Desk 801-567-8737  (For Employee Access login and password assistance)
  • Payroll 801-567-8154
  • Insurance 801-567-8146
  • Human Resources 801-567-8150

Dear Employees,

With the beginning of the new school year comes new pay rates along with new insurance premiums.

All employees are encouraged to log in to Employee Access and review their personal information for accuracy. Also, please be sure to verify that your name and address is correct in the system. This information can all be located under the EMPLOYEE INFORMATION tab.

Your actual paycheck is available to view up to two (2) days prior to payday each month in CHECK HISTORY.

  • Help Desk 801-567-8737  (For Employee Access login and password assistance)
  • Payroll 801-567-8154
  • Insurance 801-567-8146
  • Human Resources 801-567-8150