We are excited to announce the opening of a new elementary school in West Jordan for the 2020-21 school year. This necessitates a boundary change involving Falcon Ridge, Fox Hollow and Oakcrest elementary schools. The proposed boundary changes only impact unoccupied land in Falcon Ridge Elementary's current boundaries. No current Falcon Ridge students will be impacted. The Board of Education has approved three options for adjusting elementary school boundaries in the area.
Below you will find information about the process for adjusting school boundaries and how to give feedback to the Board of Education regarding the three boundary options under consideration. Open houses at Fox Hollow and Oakcrest Elementary Schools are also being held for the public to review the boundary options and ask questions of Jordan School District staff involved in the process. The same information presented on the website will be available at the open houses. Patrons do not need to attend an open house to give feedback. All feedback can be given online through the survey at any time. Internet access will be provided on site to patrons who wish to give feedback that evening.
Please note the following dates:
- Oct. 11 - Patron feedback gathered via survey
- Oct. 15 - Open House at Oakcrest Elementary, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Media Center
- Oct. 17 - Open House at Fox Hollow Elementary, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Media Center
- Nov. 10 - Survey closes at 11:59 p.m.
- Nov. 12 - Summary of patron feedback presented to Board
- Nov. 26 - New boundaries tentatively approved by Board
- Jan. 14 - Boundary officially approved by Board
Check back on this site to find more information about the process for changing boundaries, review proposed boundary options, provide feedback to the Board through the online survey, and access the most current information regarding the boundary change.
Below are links to maps and enrollment projections for each of the boundary options being considered.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Why is a boundary being established for a new elementary school in West Jordan
A: A new elementary school in West Jordan will open in Fall of 2020 to address increasing growth and enrollment at surrounding elementary schools. Options have been proposed that involve establishing a boundary for the new elementary school in West Jordan along with changes to the boundaries of Falcon Ridge, Fox Hollow and Oakcrest elementary schools. This will help manage student growth and balance boundary student population at all four schools.
Q: What is the process and timeline for determining boundaries?
A: Boundary options have been developed by District staff and approved by the Board of Education to be surveyed by the public. These options, and the accompanying information, will be posted online for the next several weeks.
The public is encouraged to give feedback regarding these options at the open houses or using the survey section below. At the open houses, patrons will have the opportunity to discuss the boundary options being considered. Following the open houses and a period of public feedback through the online survey, Board members will review a summary report of feedback received by Nov. 12. The same information presented on the website will also be made available at the open houses. Patrons do not need to attend the open houses to give feedback, since all feedback can be given online through the survey at any time. For convenience, Internet access will be provided on site to patrons who attend an open house and wish to give feedback that evening.
Q: What factors are considered in establishing boundaries?
A: Many factors are considered, including, but not limited to, feedback from parents, students, and the community, long-term implications, natural boundaries, feasibility and functionality, student safety, cost, community partnerships, potential growth, and student enrollment numbers over time.
Q: How will the input from my survey be used?
A: The feedback provided will be carefully reviewed by District staff. A summary report of feedback received will be provided to and reviewed by the Board of Education before a final decision is made regarding boundaries. The Board will also receive a copy of every open-ended response submitted through the survey.
Q: Who will qualify for busing under each boundary option?
A: Once new boundaries are established for the new elementary school, the District’s Transportation Department will begin to establish busing routes for all schools involved. The state of Utah requires that busing be provided for elementary school students who live 1.5 miles or more from school. Busing eligibility for students who are not directly affected by a boundary change would remain the same. Students on an Open Enrollment permit do not qualify for busing except through a space available permit (limited availability depending on location). If you have any questions regarding busing eligibility, please feel free to contact (801) 567-8840.
Q: Will the French Dual Language Immersion Program remain at Fox Hollow Elementary?
A: Yes, there are no plans to change the location of the program.
Q: Will the boundary change allow Fox Hollow Elementary to be on a Traditional Calendar?
A: Yes, it is anticipated that Fox Hollow will move to a Traditional Calendar regardless of which option is selected.
Q: How will Dual Language Immersion Permits be handled?
A: Dual Language Immersion applicants do not need to apply for a permit but will be placed in DLI according to the following priorities:
- Siblings of current participants
- Students living within the school’s boundary
- Students living within the District’s boundary
- Students living outside the District’s boundary
Siblings of DLI participants can receive a permit to attend a DLI school for kindergarten by committing to enroll in the DLI program in first grade. Siblings who do not enroll in DLI can apply for a permit through the regular process.
The feedback you submit through this survey will be carefully reviewed by District staff. A summary report, as well as a copy of each open-ended response, will also be provided to and reviewed by the Board of Education.
We encourage you to read the information above before completing this survey. The site provides detailed information about the boundary options, including large, printable maps.
Please note that you must enter your contact information at the beginning of the survey before proceeding.
Use the following link to take the survey related to proposed boundary changes. The survey will close at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 10.
We prefer that feedback on options be submitted through the survey. If you would like to provide additional feedback, have questions regarding the process or options, or are having difficulty completing the survey or accessing information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.