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The Human Resource Department is contacting valued licensed employees with important information regarding upcoming events and opportunities.

LICENSE RENEWAL
Teachers and other educators whose license will expire on June 30, 2019, are encouraged to begin the license renewal process IMMEDIATELY by going to the USBE website. Personal letters regarding license renewal information have already been sent out. Keep in mind that there is no cost to the employee associated with the background check.

EARLY NOTIFICATION (Resignation/Retirement)
Employees resigning/retiring at the end of the current contract year that give official early notification of resignation/retirement, will be eligible for a tiered incentive. To qualify, notification must be submitted online on or before the following dates:

  • December 15, 2018 $500.00
  • January 15, 2019 $300.00
  • February 15, 2019 $200.00

The incentive will be paid on the last regular paycheck. Notifications of resignation/retirement received after the dates listed above will not qualify for an incentive. The official District resignation/retirement notification form is found in Skyward Employee Access under Task Processes. Please see District policy DP318 for more detailed information regarding resignations. If you do not know your Skyward username or password please contact the Help Desk at 801.567.8737.

TEACHER TRANSFER FAIRS
The dates of the Teacher Transfer Fairs below are for current Jordan School District teachers seeking a new teaching opportunity! Please have copies of your resume available to distribute. Your JSD ID badge is required. Come explore your options!

  • Elementary & Secondary | January 14, 2019 | West Jordan High (gym), 8136 S. 2700 W., West Jordan | 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Elementary Only | February 20, 2019 | Fort Herriman Middle (gym), 14058 S. Mirabella Drive, Herriman | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Secondary Only | February 21, 2019 | Copper Hills High (Tech Atrium), 5445 W. New Bingham Hwy, West Jordan | 4 - 6 p.m.
  • Elementary & Secondary | March 28, 2019 Riverton High (gym), 12476 S. Silverwolf Way, Riverton | 4:30-6 p.m.

TEACHER HIRING & TRANSFER TIMELINE Schools who have “hard to fill” openings for 2019-20 or “known vacancies” for either the 2018-19 or 2019-20, may advertise those positions on workatjordan.org effective immediately. These positions will be posted for a minimum of five working days before hiring. Current JSD employees are encouraged to apply for positions which you qualify.

  • “Hard to fill openings” consist of positions for the 2019-20 year that are on the District’s Critical Need Priority List (based on the USBE Index of Criticality). “Hard to fill” positions include Math, Special Education, Psychologists, SLP’s, DLI, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Systems, Integrated Science, Agriculture, Computer Programming, Health Science, Auto & Diesel Technology, Title 1, Engineering, and Business.
  • “Known vacancies” are classified or licensed positions that a school must fill regardless of enrollment or FTE allocation. Examples of a “known vacancy” include Media Specialist, CTE Coordinator, Athletic Director, Band Director, Head Coach/Advisor, Head Custodian, etc.

Join the Jordan Education Foundation in helping to provide Christmas for deserving secondary students in Jordan School District through the annual Christmas for Kids event.

Students in need are carefully selected by school counselors, administrators and JSD Education Support staff to receive a free shopping spree at Gordmans. The students get to choose necessities like coats, boots, shoes, clothing, socks and other needs.

If you would like to donate or volunteer as a chaperone, please visit the Christmas for Kids website.   

Due to the District Office closing for Winter Recess and not returning until Jan. 2, 2019, the Payroll Department is making the following recommendations:

  • The last day to add, close or change direct deposit accounts will be Friday, Dec. 7. Please let Payroll know immediately if you close your account after this date.
  • Paychecks are available for viewing in Employee Access on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Please review your pay check and call Payroll immediately with any questions or concerns.  (801) 567-8154.
  • Payday is on Dec. 20th.

The Payroll Department will resume work on Jan. 2, 2019 and will be available if you have any questions.

Thank you for your efforts in assisting Payroll.

Jordan School District is hosting multiple teacher transfer fairs in the coming months in anticipation of opening four brand new schools.

The transfer fairs are open to all current JSD teachers. Your ID badge is required and we ask that you bring resumes.

Visit workatjordan.org/apply today for current job openings.

2018-19 Revised Teacher Transfer Fair Flyer

PEHP is offering a free web-based weight management class called “Lighten Up,” which includes live and recorded webinars.

Lighten Up is an 8-week educational series of classes developed by registered dietitians and exercise specialist. Lighten Up is perfect if you’re working on achieving the BMI improvement rebate and are ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle.

Thanksgiving's HeroesThanksgiving’s Heroes would like to feed families who would otherwise go without this holiday season. To nominate a family you believe is in need and deserving of a complete Thanksgiving meal, please use the following links:

After receiving feedback on previous boundary Options A and B, the Board developed boundary Option C. Feedback will be gathered through a new survey until midnight on Friday, November 9.

A vote to finalize boundaries is scheduled for the Board’s public meeting on November 13. You can participate in the survey using the link below.  Thank you for your participation in the boundary process.

Please be aware of a current ebook scam that is circulating and protect yourself from becoming a victim.

This is how the scam works.

Someone will create a website that is very similar to a well-known ebook website in order to steal financial and private information from individuals who are purchasing educational and other books.

  • The fake site is ebook.com
  • The real site is ebooks.com

The information is then forwarded to the real site so that the purchase is made and the individual continues to believe they have accessed the correct site.  In the meantime, the fake site uses the victim’s information to sign up for month-to-month subscriptions hoping that individuals who don’t regularly check their finances won't catch the subscriptions.

As the holidays approach, these types of scams proliferate, have multiple sites and companies, and employ social media and fake reviews in order to add legitimacy to their site.

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 https://schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/additionalprocesses.

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 https://www.schools.utah.gov/#tab_2797_2.

Application:
To apply to the program, go to the TSSP Service Site at tssp@schools.utah.gov . 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

tssp@schools.utah.gov 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 : tssp@schools.utah.gov

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 workatjordan.org/apply 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