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The following new administrative assignments will be effective starting in September (as indicated below). An application for the consultant in Planning & Student Services position (currently held by Travis Hamblin) will be posted at in the near future. Additional information regarding changes that have been made to the organizational structure will be shared soon.

  • New Assignments effective Sept. 16:
    • Cody Curtis, principal at Copper Mountain Middle School, appointed Middle School Level Administrator of Schools.
    • Stacy Evans, staff assistant in Teaching & Learning, appointed staff assistant in Equity & Compliance.
    • Travis Hamblin, consultant in Planning & Student Services, appointed director of Student Services. 
    • Amy Kinder, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
    • Christen Richards-Khong, principal at Bingham High, appointed staff assistant in Teaching & Learning.
    • Rodney Shaw, administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning, appointed principal at Bingham High School.
    • Lauren Peacock, assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle, appointed principal at Copper Mountain Middle School.
    • Raimee Jensen, teacher specialist in Teaching & Learning, appointed intern assistant principal at Fort Herriman Middle School.
  • New Assignments effective Sept. 27:
    • Michelle Kilcrease, assistant principal at West Hills Middle, appointed administrator on special assignment in Teaching & Learning.
    • Marni Davis, achievement coach in Canyons School District, appointed assistant principal at West Hills Middle School.

District Policy regarding hours of work (DP343 NEG) has two changes for Classified Employees. Nothing else has changed for comp time except:

  • Comp time will only be tracked in Skyward’s Employee Access, not by any other mechanism or on paper (trade time is not comp time, and is not tracked in Employee Access).  Instructions on how to enter comp time in Employee Access are attached.
  • Comp time will be used during the next two successive pay periods.

Classified now reads as follows:

Classified employees who fall under the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act (personnel included on the classified master salary schedule) must be paid at one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a work week or receive compensatory time off during the two successive pay periods (first to last day of the month in which work is done) at the rate of one and one-half times the actual overtime worked during any workweek.  Only compensatory time will be considered hours worked for the purpose of calculating the 40-hour work week.  All compensatory time earned must be pre-approved by the appropriate director, principal or supervisor.  The tracking of such earning and using of compensatory time will be done through Skyward Employee Access. 

Employees and supervisors should work together in a professional and reasonable manner when dealing with comp time and trade time.

Entering Comp Time in Employee Access

Adobe Creative CloudThe Utah Education Network (UEN) and Jordan School District have collaborated to provide access to ALL APPS for K-12 in Adobe Creative Cloud. All teachers and 7th-12th grade students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud at work and at home. Please look for an email labeled "Access is granted. Enjoy All Apps for K-12 now." Click on Get Started and be patient as it could take time for the download.

Teaching resources and tutorials can be found at District training coming soon!

Adobe Creative Cloud Announcement Flyer

Please read the following safety awareness message from Auxiliary Services.

Safety begins with me! Signs & GearThis month’s Safety Talk will provide suggestions for being more active and involved in improving the safety of our workplace.

  • Maintaining a safe workplace requires everybody’s effort:
    • Never ignore unsafe conditions –correct it if you can, otherwise notify your supervisor;
    • Communicate unsafe conditions to your supervisor and colleagues;
    • Notify your supervisor if you feel that you can’t do your job safely;
    • Participate in safety activities such as the safety committees, monthly safety talk and other shop meetings;
  • Know what the requirements are for do-ing your job – if you don’t know, then ASK.
    • Attend all of your required safety classes;
    • Immediately report injuries or illnesses and “near misses”; and Set a good example for your colleagues by following all safety requirements.
  • Working too fast or rushing is a common behavior associated with an accident. When you are rushing:
    • Completing the job on time takes priority over completing the job safely;
    • Your thoughts are not on following proper safety procedures;
    • You are more likely to take shortcuts such as not using personal protection equipment (PPE);
    • Mistakes are more likely to occur;
    • Rushing is especially dangerous when per-forming an unfamiliar or non-routine task; and
    • You are less likely to stop and ask for help.
  • Housekeeping is a commonly over-looked aspect of a successful safety program. Poor housekeeping can result in the following:
    • Trip and slip hazards: When there is clutter on the walking surface:
    • Fire hazards: When there are excess boxes and other combustible materials in other areas not designated for storage;
    • Buildup of debris on machines that could make it unsafe to use; and Not being able to find tools and personal protection equipment (PPE);
  • Make some time to clean up after you perform your work!

Jordan School District policy requires employees to immediately report injuries or illnesses: You will NEVER be disciplined for reporting an injury or illness.

  • Always report injuries no matter how minor you think it is;
  • It is in your best interest to seek treatment immediately to prevent a minor injury from becoming more serious;
  • Participate in any follow up investigations - they are accident prevention efforts to correct deficiencies and pre-vent similar incidents from reoccurring;
  • Sometimes aches and pains associated with your job can be corrected by making adjustments to your work station or work practices.

Safe Behaviors:

  • Properly using required personal protection equipment (PPE)
  • Asking for help to lift heavy or awkward objects
  • Performing Lockout/Tagout
  • Doing safety checks before using a tool or machine
  • Cleaning up after finishing work
  • Reporting injuries and near misses
  • Not rushing to complete work
  • Suggesting ideas for improving safety
  • Correcting unsafe conditions
  • Stopping others from doing unsafe acts
  • Knowing and following work procedures

The most important thing is to go home safe and sound at the end of the day.

Real Salt Lake CrestGo to and enter promo code "JSD" for the following offers:

  • Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. - RSL vs. San Jose Earthquakes – Buy one get one free while supplies last.
  • Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. - Utah Royals FC vs Portland Thorns FC – One free ticket per employee and $10 for any additional tickets.
  • Aug. 30 at 8:00 p.m. – Real Monarchs vs OKC Energy – One free ticket per employee and $8 for any additional tickets.

For any questions, call Chez Green at 801-727-2764 or email at

Come join Utah Retirement Systems for an informational webinar on your retirement benefits.

The following webinars are available in July, August and September for URS members to attend:

Tier 2 Hybrid Option
This is an overview for those that have selected the Tier 2 Hybrid Option and have more than one year of service
July 30, 11:00 a.m. » Register Now

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) Option.
August 29, 9:30 a.m. » Register Now

Tier 1 Public Safety and Firefighters: Understanding Your Pension
This webinar discusses the Tier 1 public safety and firefighter retirement benefits for employees with URS service credit prior to July 1, 2011.
September 5, 9:00 a.m. » Register Now

Policy Review Window in SkywardAll hourly and contract licensed and hourly and contract classified employees are required to review the 2019-20 Crucial Concerns & Policies and provide their electronic acknowledgement by Sept. 30.

Employees may access this policy review via their Employee Access in Skyward.

Thank you and have a GREAT year!