With enrollment surging, Jordan (Utah) School District homeowners favor tax hike

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Some Jordan schools are growing like gangbusters. And they’ll keep on doing it, a new study shows.

The district has swelled about 60 percent in a little over a dozen years, according to the study from real estate consulting group CBRE.

District officials are floating a tax hike to bundle up cash for new school buildings. The proposal is one of a few put forward to make room for an anticipated flood of students.

"It’s a boom town," said Jordan School District spokesman Steven Dunham, "so we’re trying to cope with that and make sure we manage it wisely for the coming decade."

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